Born June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, TexasAs a young adult, Rick loved mythology and read fantasy, science fiction, and mysteriesStarted writing in middle schoolAttended college in Austin and San Antonio
Taught middle school but now works as a full-time writerThe Lightning Thief was a bedtime story for his older sonHe is married with two sons and lives in San Antonio, Texas
Visit Rick’s website for more information: http://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx • fun activities (map of the Underworld, Greek mythology guide, Egyptian magic, and more!) • news and events • Rick’s blog • a complete list of his books
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan’s books have won numerous awards, including • 2011 Childrens Choice Book Award for Author of the Year • Best Book Award • Bluebonnet Award Nominee • ALA Notable Book • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction List • …and many more!
All of these books are available in your school library, including some titles in Spanish! Look in the Fiction section, F RIO
RickRiordan.com. (2010). Welcome to the online world of Rick Riordan. Retrieved April 15, 2012, from http://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx TITLEWAVE | Follett Library Resources. (2012). Library and Classroom Solutions. Retrieved April 9, 2012, from http://titlewave.com/