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Some Great Books by Black Authors (collected from my previous reviews!)

In support of the #blackpublishingpower #BlackoutBestsellerList initiative, which encourages folks to buy any two books by Black writers between June 14-June 20, I thought I would pull some of my favorite reviews from GoodReads. There are obviously a ton of other great books to choose from, but if you’re looking for some ideas for books by…

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Some #OwnVoices Reads for Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! Here’s a recap of some of my favorite books by trans/NB authors.  Click each image for my GoodReads review. I am always looking for more great books to read and learn from. Do you have favorite LGTBQIA+ books or authors you would recommend? And when in doubt, I like to check Queer…

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A Round-up of Recommendations

So if you’re feeling overwhelmed with current events, including the killing of George Floyd, you’re certainly not alone. I had to take a couple of days to process and be able to do/say anything constructive rather than just getting angry and depressed. The best, most productive way I can respond is to encourage people to…

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Percy Jackson, at last!

Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world.  Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea…

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No News is No News, but We Keep Trying!

I know you guy are clamoring for Hollywood updates on #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson, and I get it! You guys started that hashtag on Twitter without me even saying anything last fall, and since then it has been really helpful to get people in the film industry to sit up and take notice that there is this thing…

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Irish Mythology and Me

Main Building, University College Cork So the news broke this morning on RTE1 that, yes, for the last two years I’ve been pursuing an online masters degree in Gaelic literature at UCC (University College Cork). Eventually, I plan to write about Irish mythology, but to do so, I first wanted to do my utmost to…

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Nachos after the War: A Heroes of Olympus Outtake

I hope everyone is staying safe and well! I was recently going through my archives and came across this short snippet I wrote back in 2014, shortly after The Blood of Olympus came out. I had teased my fans that I might make the last book nothing but the seven main demigods sitting around eating…

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The Latest from Rick Riordan Presents!

So excited to announce the latest up-and-coming titles from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint! Still confused what the imprint is about? Answers here! First up, a brand new look for Carlos Hernandez’s award-winning SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE, and the upcoming sequel SAL AND GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE!Doesn’t that Pura Belpré award sticker look nice? In…

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Rick’s Recent Reads for January 2020

It’s been a while since I’ve done a round-up of the books I have read, so here’s what has been keeping me entertained, inspired and amazed the past few months. As always, it may appear that I love every book I read, but that’s hardly the case. I just choose not to mention the books…

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Notes from the Winter Solstice Meeting

Phew! Just back from the winter solstice meeting on Mount Olympus. I promised you a report. I don’t have any solid news yet, sorry, but I did petition the gods directly, so we’ll see what happens! The transcript of my talk with the Olympians is below.   Notes from Winter Solstice Meeting 2019, Mount Olympus…

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