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New Research on ADHD

Just after posting my own experiences with ADHD (see “The Learning-Disabled Hero” below) I thought it was interested this new research was published. The numbers are sobering. Eight percent of…

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The Learning-Disabled Hero

How my son’s struggle with ADHD and dyslexia inspired a fantasy novel about a regular kid with not-so-regular problems.By Rick Riordan I remember the first time I took my son…

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BookPage reviews

It’s hard getting reviewed these days. Ask any author. That’s why I was amazed and grateful to have both my new books, Mission Road and The Lightning Thief, reviewed in…

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Songs on Bronze

An interesting review from the Dallas Morning News. It’s not often a book on Greek mythology gets such high-profile coverage. I’ve ordered the book and will report back once I’ve…

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Gladiator Games in Jordan

A great article about Roman civilization being alive and well in modern times. As Dionysus says in The Lightning Thief, the three greatest games invented by humankind are pinochle, Pacman…

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A Tribute to Murder by the Book

I had the honor of writing the following tribute for the 2005 Edgar Awards, when Murder by the Book in Houston was presented the Raven Award for their contribution to…

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Commencement Address: the Well-Written Life

Commencement AddressSaint Mary’s Hall 2005By Rick Riordan This is weird because in 1982 I graduated in this auditorium, back when Alamo Heights was small enough to have commencement here. I…

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The Lightning Thief, coming June 28 from Hyperion Books