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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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Mo thurais go hÉirinn (My trips to Ireland)

Bhí mé in Éirinn dhá uair sa samhradh seo. Seo an scéal! (I was in Ireland twice this summer. Here’s the story!) An chéad uair, ghlac mé cúrsáil timpeall an oileáin le mo bhean chéile agus mo mhac.  (The first time, I took a cruise around the island with my wife and my son.) Thugamar cuairt…

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Paola Santiago and Aru Shah 3: The Latest from Rick Riordan Presents

I’m delighted to share with you the two latest covers from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. (Questions about what the imprint is? Click here!) First up, Tehlor Kay Mejia’s brilliant middle grade debut: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears! Artwork by Vanessa Morales. Publication date: August 2020 What it’s about: Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and…

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Boston Pride 2019

We had a great time at the Boston Pride Parade yesterday — beautiful weather and a festive celebration! Wow, that was a big parade, too. We watched for about an hour, walked across downtown, had lunch, came back and the parade was still going! Here are some pictures Becky took if you didn’t get to…

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TYRANT’S TOMB TOUR DATES!

Trials of Apollo, book 4: THE TYRANT’S TOMB will be published on September 24, and I can now announce where I will be going on tour! As always, apologies if I am not coming to a place near you. I only do eight events a year maximum, and only in the U.S. (and very occasionally…

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