He graduated from University of Texas at Austin where he double-majored in English and history. For fifteen years he taught in public and private schools in California and in San Antonio.
Riordan is the multi-award-winning author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children. His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The novels draw on Riordan’s experience teaching Greek mythology and his interaction with students who have learning differences. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. Riordan lives in San Antonio with his wife and their two sons.
Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces 1.5 Million Copy First Printing for Rick Riordan's The Throne of Fire.
Apr 26, 2011; Disney Publishing Worldwide will launch The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire with a 1.5 million-copy first printing...