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A Typical Week . . .

It has been another busy week so far at Athena House in Boston. There really isn’t a ‘typical’ week for me. Every day brings a different schedule and new challenges, but I thought I could share a little bit about what my days have looked like recently. Monday: Our first work day since returning from…

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Back from the West Coast

Hello, friends! Becky and I have just returned from a ten-day trip to Los Angeles and Vancouver. Why were we there? That information is top secret, but its initials are P.J.O.T.V. We started our adventures in L.A. the weekend of the Super Bowl, and no — when we planned this trip, we had no idea…

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Color Me Green

As you might have heard, Percy Jackson and the Olympians got the official green light from Disney+ this week! Here’s my announcement video below. This is great news, obviously, and we couldn’t have done it without the enthusiasm and support of millions of Percy fans making themselves heard. Thank you for that! Becky and I…

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The Month of Janus

Happy January, the month of Janus! The god of doorways has two faces, looking forward and backward, in and out, which makes him an appropriate deity for the beginning of a new year. Last month, I looked backward at some of the amazing things that 2021 brought. Now, I want to mention a few great…

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2021 Hindsight: A Look Back

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? We’ve all had our share of challenges and interesting times. But as we close out 2021, I have a lot to be grateful for, a lot to be optimistic about, and a lot of new experiences to cherish and learn from. Here’s a recap! Rick Riordan Presents I am…

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The View from the 600th Floor

Thanks to my wonderful readers yet again. Percy Jackson and the Olympians has now spent six hundred weeks on The New York Times children’s series bestseller list. That is a staggering eleven and a half years and change. It’s also the same floor number as Mount Olympus from the magical elevator in the Empire State Building. My…

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A Random Roundup

Happy weekend, everyone. Here in Boston, the leaves are changing, the sun is shining, and the weather has turned crisp and cool. I do love autumn. Speedy does too, and she’d like to go for a walk now, please and thank you. Okay, hang on, Speedy, let me update everybody first. Daughter of the Deep,…

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Daughter of the Deep recap!

Art by Lavanya Naidu A quick thank you to everyone who bought and read Daughter of the Deep this last month! I never take it for granted that one of my books will do well, especially when it is something different than what I’ve done before. I wrote this book simply because I felt strongly that…

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Back from LA and into the Deep!

We have just returned from a productive week in Los Angeles, but before I get into that, a big thank you to everybody who came out for the virtual Daughter of the Deep tour. COVID-related supply chain problems delayed the production of the books, including the signed editions, but those should all be shipped now,…

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Happy News for October!

Hello to my wonderful readers, and a very happy October — month of magic, mystery, and here in New England, crisp autumn air and leaves changing color! I do love this season, and it’s made ever better when I get to share fantastic news with you. Daughter of the Deep tour is underway! If you…

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