Rick Riordan Biography
Rick Riordan whose full names are Richard Russel Riordan Jr. is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson and Olympians series. His books have been translated into 42 languages and have sold more than 30 million copies. He was born on 5th June 1964. The 2oth century has already adapted two of his Percy Jackson Series.
Rick Riordan Age/Family
Rick was born on June 5th, 1964 to Lyn Belisle his mother and Rick Riordan his father.Rick was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Both of his parents were teachers his mum was a musician and also an artist. His dad was a ceramicist.
Rick Riordan Wife/Children
Rick is married to Becky Riordan they got married in 1985. They have two children, Haley Riordan and Patrick Riordan. His son Haley was the one who inspired him to write the Percy Jackson Series.
Rick Riordan Career
When Rick graduated from Alamo Heights High School he had attended a music program at North Texas State he wanted to be a guitarist. He later transferred to the University of Texas and studied English and History. He later came to teach English and Social Studies for eight years at Presidio Hill School in Francisco. His son Haley was the one who inspired him to write the Percy Jackson Series. As he suffers from ADHD and Dyslexia as all the demigods have ADHD and Dyslexia. Which got success in 2005 after which he created The Kane Chronicles. He, later on, helped create a children’s book series The 39 Clues. He wrote several books but mainly liked Greek Mythology.
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Rick Riordan Networth
He has a net worth of 35 million dollars which he has earned mostly from books. As he is one of the most paid authors in the world.
Rick Riordan Awards
- 1999 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for The Widower’s Two-Step
- 2008 Mark Twain Award for The Lightning Thief
- 2009 Mark Twain Award for The Sea of Monsters
- 2009 Rebecca Caudill Award for The Lightning Thief
- 2010 School Library Journal’s Best Book for The Red Pyramid
- 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards: Author of the Year
- 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards: Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year for The Red Pyramid
- 2011 Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award for The Last Olympian
- 2011 Milner Award for Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
- 2012 Indian Paintbrush Award for The Red Pyramid
- 2013 Best Fiction Book for Children in Bulgaria for The Mark of Athena
- 2017 Stonewall Book Award for Children’s literature for The Hammer of Thor
English teachers are in many ways the keepers of the flame…
They are, I don’t think there is a writer who didn’t have at least one great one.
Though the bad ones can put you off for ever…
I think there are two strains that run through the tradition of children’s literature in particular. One is the high-minded approach. I literally had parents say to me, my 13-year-old should be reading the Brontës – why are you giving them this? I love literature, but I think it does more harm than good to focus on what we think is important rather than trying to make books a conversation with children. My belief is if they do get interested in reading whatever it is, there is a chance they will read Jane Eyre at some point in their life.
One thing that strikes me about young teenage kids now is that they are much more accepting of difference. Your books seem very alive to that
I hope so. I remember being bullied as a child and how terrible it felt. One character in the books, Nico, is revealed to be gay. It caused a furore in certain sectors of American society but that was drowned out for me by the few letters I got from kids, saying thank you for letting me see myself in a book for the first time.
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