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An Introduction To Rick Riordan And His Books

By Jeff Chandler

There are numerous book novelists but merely a handful of them are as well known and presented as many awards in worldwide recognition as Rick Riordan. Rick Riordan stands out as a author of many publications like Percy Jackson & the Olympians. As a author of detective fiction and mythology, he has also penned Tres Navarre, a thriller series ideal for adults looking for exciting mystery/thriller tales. Besides this, he also has other publications made popular in the world of literature.

Born June 5, 1964 in San Antonio Texas, He studied at UT at Austin and managed to graduate with a double major in History and English. This is perhaps the key reason why he has been able to write in the mythology genre. Nevertheless, graduating from all of these courses would not instantly start him on his writing journey. His very first job was as an educator for different types of schools like public and private schools, particularly in California and San Antonio. He spent many years in this line of work. Due to his power to teach his pupils, he was honored with St. Mary’s Hall’s Master Teacher Award, which is the very first honor given by this school.

Having a history in English, he could harness his ability to write and began to create many fictional works. His books began to earn accolades, the most popular was his Percy Jackson and the Olympians collection. This book tells the tale of a adolescent boy who discovered that he is the boy of a Greek god but born in the modern world. The premise of this book captured the interest of Twentieth Century Fox. They acquired the book rights and produced a feature motion picture based on the book, that was released on Feb . 2010. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians collection has several books in the collection including The Lightning Thief, which was the very first book introduced in June 2005. Yet another book from this series titled The Battle of the Labyrinth was released in both the United States and the UK in 2005.

Besides the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Tres Navarre collection, which is his earlier work was released 1997 with the Big Red Tequila. This collection has 7 books which includes Big Red Tequila and the final release entitled Rebel Island. His honours received for fictional work includes Shamus and Anthony awards given for Big Red Tequila and the Edgar Award. He also received two consecutive Mark Twain Awards for his earliest books in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

His most recent book is titled The Red Pyramid launched in May 2010 and is the very first book in The Kane Chronicles. He currently lives with his wife in San Antonio along with their children. With the launch of The Red Pyramid, there will be many books expected from this well-known and award-winning writer.

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