Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series and the Trials of Apollo. (via Web)

Author Profile

Full Name: Richard Russell Riordan Jr.
Birth Date: June 5, 1964
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Genre: Fantasy, detective fiction, mythology
Spouse: Becky Riordan

Interesting Facts

  • Continuing the saga which began in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Riordan added six titles in The Heroes of Olympus and also wrote three books in the Kane Chronicles.
  • Before presenting the first Percy Jackson book to a publishing house, Riordan who was still teaching at that time, tested the book to a group of his students.
  • Rick who was an all-time Lord of the Rings fan read the book
    about ten times when he was still a kid.

Featured Books

Notable Characters Created

+ Percy Jackson

+ Annabeth Chase

+ Grover Underwood