FC: Rick Riordan By: Jacob Fetter
1: Sent a book in for publication at age 13. Says it took him three nights to come up with The Lightning Thief.
2: The first book he read was the Lord of the Rings. He said he read the Lord of the Rings 10 times.
3: Got in trouble for publishing an underground newspaper making fun of the school and football team. He was the editor for his school newspaper.
4: He has a bachelors degree from the university of Texas. He graduated from Texas in 1986.
5: Certified to teach English and History. He taught for 13 years.
6: He taught history before becoming a full time author. He moved from California to Texas after becoming a full time author.
7: Some of Rick Riordans characters are based off his former students. He says one day he could go back to teaching.
8: His son was the model for Percy Jackson in his books. Percy Jackson has ADHD.
9: He won the best author of the year award in 2011. He won the Anthony award for best paperback original.
10: Won third place in state for UIL feature writing. He also won the Edgar Allen Poe award.
11: The Percy Jackson books are in Al Rokers book club for kids. Rick Riordan got the idea for the camp after working at a band camp.
12: The Tres Navarre series won three awards. One of the awards is the Shamus award.
13: Rick Riordan has a new book coming out called Serpents Shadow. Thoth is a new character in the Serpents Shadow.
14: These are 6 of Rick Riordan's books 39 clues Maze of Bones The Lightning Thief Sea of Monsters The Titans Curse The Battle of the Labyrinth The Last Olympian
15: The book I have read by my author is The Lightning Thief. It is about a boy named Percy whose dad is Posiden, the Greek sea god. Percy goes to a camp called camp half-blood and he and his friends go on a mission to recover Zeuses lighting bolt
16: The way he gets to the camp half-blood is his best Grover is secretly a satyr. Grover saves him from his teacher who is a monster. Then they make a run for the camp. On the way Percy's mom is killed by a minotaur. In one day Percy's life has changed greatly.
17: When Percy gets to the camp he has to go on the quest for the lightning bolt. They go to many different places to get to Persephone's special escape marbles to escape from the underworld. They to Medusa's lair and even Vegas. The go to see hades-the god of the underworld-and find out that a person at their camp put the bolt in Percy's shield.
18: They end out getting out of the underworld but they leave Grover their because they don't have enough marbles to escape. Percy gets back his mom as well. They take the bolt to Zeus and he is happy. He tells Percy he is off the hook. Percy also gets to finally talk to Posiden, his dad.
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