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Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan
His family
Rick Riordan is married to Becky Riordan. Together they had two boys, Haley Riordan and Patrick Riordan. Haley was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, he gave Rick inspiration for some details in some of his many books.
Riordan's Books
- The Percy Jackson Series
: The Lightning Thief
: The Sea of Monsters
: The Titans Curse
: The Battle of the Labyrinth
: The Last Olympian
- The Kane Chronicles
: The Red Pyramid
: The Throne of Fire
: The Serpent's Shadow
- The Sequel to The Percy Jackson series
: The Lost Hero
: The Son of Neptune
: The Mark of Athena
Where he grew up
Rick Riordan was born on June 5th, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents were both teachers. Rick's mom was also a musician and an artist. His dad was a ceramicist.
He has had two movies about his books. The Lightning Thief and the Sea of Monsters. They are both from the same series, the Percy Jackson Series. The Lightning Thief was the first book is the series and the first movie the Sea of Monsters was the second.
Rick Riordan went to high school at Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas. He went to collage at University of Texas in Austin, Texas. That is also later where he graduated with a double major in English and History.
Jobs in the past
Before he be came an author Rick was a teacher at various middle schools in the San Francisco bay area. He taught English, Social Studies/ World History, and Greek Mythology. He taught for 15 years.
His Awards
Rick has won many awards for his famous books. Some of those awards being the Hampshire Book award; Edgar award of best Paperback original; Shamus Award for the first P.I. Novel; Anthony Award for best Paperback Original. Also, He won two Mark Twain awards and a Rebecca Caudill award. As well as the School Library Journal's best book; the Children's Choice; the Wyoming Soaring Eagle; Miner award; the Indian Paintbrush; the Best Fiction for Children in Bulgaria awards.
Rick Riordan got some of his inspiration from one of the subjects that he taught, Greek Mythology. However most of his inspiration came from one of his sons Haley who held a keen interest in greek mythology. Every night Haley would make him tell him a story about greek mythology. He would think I should make a book out of this; that was the smartest decision that he made. He based Percy Jackson, one of his famous characters, on Haley.
Interesting facts
Rick has one dog a basenji/ terrior mix named Speedy, also three black cats. When he was in high school he worked as an editor for the school newspaper and won third place in state for UIL feature writing. He got in trouble for selling an underground newspaper that talked bad about the school and made fun of the losing football team. The football team later got revenge on him and egged his car. He started collage in North Texas State because at the time he thought that he wanted to play the guitar and they had a great music program. He later went to University of Texas and that is where he graduated from.
When he is not writing a book or trying to get his books published Rick likes to read, swim, play guitar, and travel with is family. He enjoys reading greek mythology and mystery.
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