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National Novel Writing Month

I’d never heard of this before, but what a fun idea! Get cracking, guys. You have one month to produce your first draft. Read the full article here. Get Ready…

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Visit to O Henry

Last Friday I got to visit O Henry Middle School in Austin. Thanks to librarian Sara Stevenson for hosting me and sending a photo CD of the event. If you’d…

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Haley’s Latest Read

My son’s latest read was Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. His review is below. Gregor the Overlander is a great book, confusing at times but most of it was…

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Great Project Idea

Thanks to the kids at O Henry Middle School in Austin for these origami-folded letters. The students designed them so they are decorated like Camp Half-Blood cabins on the outside,…

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Texas Book Festival

Thanks to everyone who came out for my reading at the Texas Book Festival. We certainly got the attention of the fire marshal. The room was so full they had…

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Percy Jackson art prints

John Rocco, the artist who designed the Percy Jackson book covers, has posted the original artwork to Imagekind.com so you can order posters or high quality prints of any of…

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Demigod of the Week

Mia from Plano, Texas, presented me with this great illustration of Percy and friends when I visited her school. Thanks, Mia!

Percy in the Classroom

I had a great event last night at Luna Middle School here in my hometown of San Antonio. It was so encouraging to see over a hundred families come out…

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Rick’s recent reads

One thing about a busy travel schedule: I get a lot of reading done on planes! Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan. It’s been a while since…

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Demigod of the Week

Lizzy from Houston has started a Percy Jackson website with a cool message board. You can check it out at: http://hermeskid.proboards88.com. Way to go, Lizzy!