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Demigod of the Week

Crystal from Singapore has started her own blog site for Camp Half-Blood. You can check it out at the following link. www.camphalfblood.blogspot.com Way to go, Crystal!

Red House Award Interviews

I’ve been doing a lot of British media interviews this week for the Red House Children’s Book Award, and I’ve gotten some very interesting questions! For those of you not in the UK, I thought I would post the interviews here. Interview with Kraze, a magazine for ages 9-12. How did you become a writer?It’s…

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Rick’s reading recommendations

I’ve been getting many emails from kids and parents asking if I could recommend other books to read for those who are waiting for the next Percy Jackson book to be published. I’m honored to be asked! There are so many good books to choose from, but I’ll try to mention a few that my…

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Camp Half-Blood For Real!

This week BookPeople in Austin is hosting the first ever summer camp based on the Percy Jackson series. Camp Half-Blood, Austin branch, convened on Saturday night with a claiming ceremony. I was fortunate enough to attend for some fabulous entertain. Grover Underwood was present. He brought the Oracle of Delphi with him. The Oracle told…

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Lightning Thief wins Red House Award!

This weekend happens to be my birthday, and what a fabulous present I just got. The Lightning Thief has won the Red House Children’s Book Award in the United Kingdom! See the article below from the Guardian. Many thanks to all my British readers. I am honored and thrilled that they liked the book so…

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Greek gods no longer illegal in Greece

A very interesting story from the Guardian today. For centuries, worshipping the Greek gods has been illegal in Greece. It looks like that will now change. It’s strange to think anyone would still worship the Olympians seriously, but it’s also bizarre to think anyone would bother outlawing this. It is, after all, part of their…

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Rick’s Report from BEA

I just got back from Washington, D.C. and a great, exhausting weekend at Book Expo America. Highlights from the trip: I got to meet with Riley Ellis from Fox for a bit of news on the Lightning Thief movie project. The option on the book has been renewed for another 18 months, which is good,…

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Percy Jackson Placemats!

One of the cool things about visiting schools is seeing all the great artwork students do based on the Percy Jackson books. Recently, I got to have a pizza lunch with some of the kids at the John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas. We ate on student-created laminated placemats which showed different scenes from…

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Demigods invade BookPeople!

The tour for The Sea of Monsters has been phenomenal! Many thanks to Anderson’s, Diane’s, Bank Street Books, Books of Wonder and all the other great bookstores who have sponsored Percy events. Most recently, I got to go to Austin for a signing at BookPeople. We had a huge crowd, with kids from many different…

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Any News about the Third Percy Jackson Book?

Man, I wish I could write these books as fast as the kids can read them! I’ve had so many great emails from young readers, telling me they finished Sea of Monsters in a few days, or in some cases a few hours! They are all ready for book three, which is understandable, since Sea…

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