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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, and the Kane Chronicles.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Riordan started writing as a young adult. He wrote short stories, unsuccessfully submitted a few of those stories for publication, and edited his high school newspaper. But he didn’t take writing seriously until after he graduated from college and was teaching in San Francisco. While Riordan and his family (wife Becky and sons Haley and Patrick) enjoyed living in California, he was nostalgic for Texas. On an impulse, Riordan decided to try his hand at a mystery novel, which he set in his hometown of San Antonio. Featuring a private-eye/English Ph.D.named Tres Navarre, Big Red Tequila was published to rave reviews in 1997. Today, Riordan’s Tres Navarre series has won the top three awards for the mystery genre — the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus.
Despite his success in the adult mystery market, writing for children was never far from Riordan’s mind.