Richard Russell Riordan was born on June 5, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas, where he still lives with his wife and two children. During 15 years he taugh English and History in public and private schools at San Francisco. In 1997, he published Big Red Tequila, his first book and first on the series Tres Navarre.
Several people know Riordan as the author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians, but he also wrote the mistery books for Tres Navarre series, for a more adult public. Between 1997 and 2007, Rick published 7 books for Tres Navarre: Big Red Tequila, Widower’s Two-Step, The Last King of Texas, The Devil Went Down to Austin, Southtown, Mission Road and Rebel Island.
His 39 Clues series also made success, but it was truly the demigod Percy that put him in the spotlight (here and in the world). The adventures of Percy and the Camp Half-Blood got attention after the rights for a movie were bought. From this time and forward, the series were and absolute success. It has a faithful fandom and it made the author, Riordan, get a faithful line of readers too.
This year, Riordan started to publish a series called The Kane Chronicles, and the first book, The Red Pyramid, was well received by the public and critics. Rick also published the first book for The Heroes of Olympus series, that uses the same universe and idea from Percy Jackson story.
It’s safe to say that Riordan is making the most from his success. His narrative in the Percy series shows us he has inteligence and a great ironic sense of humor, which make his readers hooked in his stories. With lots of projects running, Rick Riordan put his name in the best-sellers list for a long time from now, if he can still touch his readers like he touched with his previously books.