Rick Riordan Facts

Here are some facts about Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

  • Rick Riordan was born on 5th June 1964 in San Antonio, Texas (United States).
  • He went to Alamo Heights High School and then attended the University of Texas.

  • He was a teacher of English and Social Studies at Presidio High School in San Francisco.
  • He is now a full-time writer.
  • Rick Riordan is most well-known for writing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, but he has also written a mystery series for adults (the Tres Navarre series).
  • There are six books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labryinth, The Demigod Files and The Last Olympian.
  • Rick Riordan has also written three books in the Kane Chronicles, as well as six books in The Heroes of Olympus series, which continue the story started in Percy Jackson and the Olympians books.
  • He loved the Lord of the Rings books when he was a child and read them about ten times.
  • He has two sons – Haley and Patrick.
  • Rick Riordan enjoys reading, swimming, playing guitar, travelling and playing video games.
  • He tested the first Percy Jackson book on a group of his pupils (he was still a teacher at that point) before he submitted it to publishing house.
  • Percy Jackson has dyslexia and ADHD and he is, in part, based Rick Riordan’s son,  Hayley, who also has dyslexia and ADHD.

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30 thoughts to “Rick Riordan Facts”

  1. i love percy jackson my favorite book is the titans curse

  2. He’s the best author ever! All of the books are spellbinding, so if you haven’t read his books yet read them now!!!!!

  3. Hello i’m doing project on him and i am a fan with his Percy Jackson Series
    i hope he makes more!

  4. ive read every single book .riordan haswritten amazing books. he’s the beeeeeeeeeesssssssst

  5. Rick is super cool, and I’m writing about him for a project, I’ve written a few short novels myself from inspiration from writers like him, thanks Rick!

  6. out of every author in history Rick is the best I’m so inspired in his work I have began writing my own book called survivors.

  7. Rick has inspired me in my writing. I have always loved reading his books. I’m already almost finished with his second series. He has done so much for me and boosted me in my love of reading. Thank you so much for your great example for me.

    P.S, I have ADHD too.

  8. I love Rick Rriorden he is my hero and idol. Thanks Rick for all you have done for me.

  9. I am also doing a report on him for my English II class

  10. read the lost hero if you have not it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!

  11. just to sum it all up rick riordan is amazing. read his books if you have not

  12. Rick Riordan is the BEST author EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO RICK RIORDAN!!!!! RICK’S #1!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I love Rick Riordan so much I’m doing a report on him

      1. I am doing a huge poster on him and this site helped a lot

  14. He is one of the best writers ever i love his percy jackson series alot

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