FC: Rick Riordan by: John Tran
1: Rick RIordan is the Award-winning best selling author and the creator of the new series, "39 Clues". Made the series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
2: As a boy, Rick worked for the school newspaper as an editor. He later got in trouble for publishing an underground newspaper which made fun of his school. Especially the Football team. (Which they later egged his car)
3: Rick Went to Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, went to college at North Texas State, then transfered to Texas University at Austin. He graduated with a double major and was certified to teach English and Social Studies.
4: Riordan had a very artistic family. His mother was a Musician and the father was a Ceramicist. Rick used to want to be a guitar player. He was even a led singer in a folk rock band. He was also a band director at a camp.
5: His first public works were two short stories of UTSA Literary Magazine. He really didn't take writing seriously until high school. Which is where he wrote his first novel.
6: Rick won 3rd Place in State for UIL Feature Writing. Rick also won the top 3 national award for Writing influences. All but 1 medal was given to him. The only medal he did not get, was for not not including in his books about the important jobs about how to help the Earth.
7: Rick still managed to get the honor of the First Master Teacher award.He was then eligible to teach History and English.
8: The Lightning Thief was a bedtime story that he told his son. Haley. it took him 3 days to finally finish the entire story to his son. Such fascinating story but wouldn't write it to make it a book.
9: Haley convinced Riordan to make the story into a book. For the love of his son, he made the main character just like him. Making his son, the main character.
10: Like in the Percy Jackson series, The main character has ADHD and dyslexia. Just like his son. He makes a hero out of Haley in his books. Such love and success kept the author going,
11: His first influences were The Lord of the Rings. Also Greek and Norse Mythology. He only really liked fantasy and science fiction stories.
12: He loves mythology and likes to play games like World of Warcraft in his free time. Also playing Wii games with his children. He also like swimming and playing music with his guitar.
13: Rick Riordan believes he writes, not because of thinking things would be neat to write, but to be compelled to write it. Which is why he became a full writer
14: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief The Sea of Monsters The Titan's Curse The Labyrinth The Last Olympians | Books by Author | Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero The Son of Neptune | The Kane Chronicles The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire ...and much more
15: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, is a story about how Zeus's master bolt was stolen and now Percy's father Poseidon, is to blame. Percy and his friends are out on a quest to find it. | About: The Lightning Thief
16: They meet deadly creatures and Gods from Greek myths that tries to stop them from finding the bolt.It made the task more difficult than it is.
17: Trying to fight monsters are scary. But trying to fight the most deadliest creatures from ancient times are much harder. Fighting the War God could lead to suicide.
18: Also facing father's rival. Where if Percy tries to fly on an airplane, Percy will risk being shot out of the sky by the Ruler of the Heavens. So many tragic deaths and lives were made in this book. In times where he was almost killed but survived through the days and nights. Full details are all in the book.
19: Copyright Statement: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S" | The Nerd: John Tran