Rick Riordan By: Meghan Morgan

A Real Renaissance Man

Rick Riordan is one of the best authors ever. Hands down. You can never put down his books, no matter how hard you try. Richard Russell “Rick” Riordan Jr. has been writing his whole life. From short stories in Middle School, to college essays, writing has always been a part of his life. He wasn’t always serious about writing though. It wasn’t until he moved to California, that he started really thinking about writing for a career. Rick started out as a teacher for Greek and Roman mythology, but decided that he wanted to do something more. His first book, published in 1997, is part of the Tres Navarre adult series. Rick was an accomplished author, but it wasn’t until 2005, that everything changed.

Rick’s most famous story, the one that brought him to fame, was written by accident. (That story is Percy Jackson.) His son, Haley has ADHD, so one night he asked Rick to tell him a bedtime story. Rick told him every story he knew, so he made up a new one. It took him three days to tell the whole story. When he was done, Haley told him to write the story down. Rick did, and one thing led to another and now we have a thirty-three books and counting. There are eight different series, that are based off of this first book. They all have something big in common. All of these books are based off of mythology and Gods in modern times. After the huge success with his stories he now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where his most recent books takes place.

To be considered a decorated author, you need millions of books sold, and countless awards and honors. Therefore, Rick is greatly considered this. Not only does he have one award, he has more than six! He was the author of the year for “The Lost Hero,” the fifth to sixth grade book of the year, “The Red Pyramid,” and more. His books have also made it into the top twenty list of number of books sold that year, numerous times. As a father of two and an author of many books, you begin to wonder...how does he have time to write all of these books and get all of these awards? The answer is, he doesn’t. He had to quit his job as a teacher and became a full-time author. Ultimately, Rick is a dedicated and decorated author that has sold millions of books and has captured the hearts of many people young and old.

This is a list of all of the books he has written.

"If my life is going to mean anything I will have to live it myself."
"I try very hard to be annoying...don't insult my ability to annoy."

Quotes from Rick

All of these backgrounds are books that Rick Riodian has wrote. The first slide is The Blood of Olympus is from his fourth series, The Heros Of Olympus. The next slides are Percy Jackson Greek Gods, The Mark Of Athena, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. The Mark Of Athena and The Blood of Olympus are in the same series. Magnus Chase is a newer series about Norse gods. The trials of Apollo is the newest series and is about the Greek god Apollo.






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