Rick Riordan

Birth Name: 
Richard Russell Riordan, Jr.
Best Known For: 

Percy Jackson series

Short bio: 

Richard Russell "Rick" Riordan, Jr. (born June 5, 1964) is an author best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. He also wrote the adult mystery series Tres Navarre and helped edit Demigods and Monsters, a collection of essays on his Percy Jackson series. He helped develop the ten books of The 39 Clues series and wrote the first book in the series, The Maze of Bones. In 2012, he completed a trilogy focusing on Egyptian mythology, The Kane Chronicles, and, in 2014, completed The Heroes of Olympus, the sequel to the Percy Jackson series that focuses on Roman and Greek mythology. He is also planning to write a series based on Norse mythology.


Rick Riordan
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Submitted by Aditya Nakadi (not verified) on

Hello Sir! I am a great fan of yours. I love the you bring twists and turns in your books. I only want to ask that if you can write a book on the Trojan War or the Odyssey or the Iliad

Submitted by Travis Anderle (not verified) on

I have an idea for your next book series if you haven't already thought of it. Why don't you make it on Chinese Gods. You don't have to do it but it might be s good idea.

Submitted by Jonathan (not verified) on

In book three of Trials Of Apollo, Jason dies. I think that was an excellent twist but big BUT in book 5 of Heroes Of Olympus, at the point where the gods come down from Mt. Olympus, It said that he had a flash forward moment.... .... ... and in it he was married to Piper and was telling a story to his grandchildren? How is this possible if he died AND Piper broke up with him. Is Jason coming back to life? Or is it something else????? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME THE ANSWER!

Submitted by Hasha (not verified) on

It would mean my life if Jason was alive again. Please please please please please please please please please please please please please revive Jason Grace!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Taniya (not verified) on

Hi sir, I am a big fan of your heroes of olympus and percy jackson series. But I don't know what really happened to leo valdez after blood of olympus. You could have written the ending as leo rescuing calypso and returning to camp half blood. Lea and Piper are my favourite characters

Submitted by Leo's Bae (not verified) on

If I may speak for myself and many, many others, Mr.Riordan wrote an ending that was not only clear, but it left me smiling for the rest of the day. Maybe you should re-read the novel because Leo DID in fact rescue Calypso!

Submitted by Konstantin (not verified) on

my name is Konstantin and I wanted to ask you if you could write another percy jackson and heroes of olympus book.
Best wishes

Submitted by Jamie (not verified) on

Hi Taniya
I know im not Rick Riordon but Leo and Calypso go to camp halfblood on page 344 or 348 in the Trials of Apollo, The hidden oracle

Submitted by Unknown (not verified) on

Not Lea; Leo.

Submitted by #TeamLeo (not verified) on

Read the Trials of Apollo. You'll find your answers there. ;)

Submitted by Mrityunjay (not verified) on

hello taniya, i am also a fan of rick riordan and prior to yor comment on 05/05/2016 you should read trials of apollo in it your question is answered

Submitted by Olivia Heppner (not verified) on

Hey Mr. Riordan, I was reading the first 5 books again earlier, and I noticed that the first word in the first book and the last word in the 5th book are "Look Back". Is there a hidden message here? Something written in the earlier books I should "look back" for? Or was this just a random coincidence? Please respond if you get the chance.

Submitted by Brandon (not verified) on

There was said in The Lost Hero by Aelous, about Jason needing some help from him before to find some monster, why don't you write a series for Jason's story before The Lost Hero, like his attack on Mount Othrys. So I believe that it would be interesting for a Heros of Olympus pre-quel Jason's story series, starting from when Jason got to Camp Jupiter, to the attack on Mount Otyrys. It could be called something like "Jason Grace Hero of New Rome." I just think it would be better for the other readers to know Jason's story from before he was introduced.

Submitted by Cathy (not verified) on

He is dead.

Submitted by CFoord14 (not verified) on

Over the years I have adored reading your mythology books, ever since I read your first Percy Jackson book I have been in love with the Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology so i just wanted to thank you for helping me realise my passion for mythology. I think that you should:
-bring Biance de Angelo back into the stories
-have another rebellious like Ethan and Luke Castellan
-build more cabins like the wind Gods
-And a power for the children of Apollo could be flames of the sun. These powers could create disease and heal
My favourite book of yours is The Titans Curse, I loved it so much because it was the first story were I felt like Annabeth and Percy were in love. I would really like to hear your views on my ideas.

Submitted by CFoord14 (not verified) on

when I said rebellious like, I meant another rebellious demigod

Submitted by charlie millinger (not verified) on

Hi I am Charlie Millinger from Helsby high school in England and I would like to ask you what inspires you to write and where you get your ideas from. I'd be really happy if you can get back to me
thank you

Submitted by Fuzz (not verified) on

The only book of yours I have yet to read is the Trials of Apollo (it should come in the mail today) and it was a total cliff-hanger at the end of the Blood of Olympus book because everyone thinks Leo is dead. And a year later when Greeks and Egytians cross, Percy thinks, "I'm getting tired of making new friends and then having to say good-bye, especially since some of them never come back." I saw this as a reference to Leo among other characters, honestly when I was reading the Crown of Ptomely I was half expecting (or maybe it was just hoping) that all the sudden Leo would swoop down on Festus and scare the carp out of everybody and be like, "Aw man, you started the party without me?" (Or something like that) then help them kick lunatic-Elivis's butt. When will he show up? I'm waiting for the book where he shows up and startles the crap out of everybody, better than Percy did during his funeral. And are we ever going to see members of the other seven again?
Also, I feel like you are going to make a series with heroes from all of your mythology books with Annabeth as the linchpin. She knows everybody, she's friends with the Kanes, friends with the Romans, and her freak in cousin is the freak in son of Frey and atthe end of the book Magnus loses the bet about who had a crazier life. So my thinking is that if Annabeth knows all of the mythologies and all of the mythologies know of at least one other mythology, wouldn't there he shone huge world crisisthat calls on all of them to join together and defeat the ultimate enemy?

Submitted by Fuzz (not verified) on

Sorry about all of the typos, I was doing this on my kindle and the keyboard has some issues, and I was in such a rush that I forgot to proofread it. But, I still think you get the idea.

Submitted by briana spriggs (not verified) on

Dear rick Riordan, You are my role model for pusuing my dreams as an author. I love to write. you also gave me the interist in greek mythology. Im obsessed with the greek gods. my question is if you like greeks as well.

Submitted by briana spriggs (not verified) on

thank you for teaching me so much i wish i owned copies of your books but i dont.

Submitted by Ali (not verified) on

Hi Mr. Rick Riordan can you please tell me what book should I read out of your Percy Jackson series after Blood of Olympus because I'm not sure. I love your Percy Jackson books so much I read the first five books in 2 weeks and when I was camping I even read for five hours straight in my mom's car. Someday can you come to the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Deerpark IL? Please respond to my questions, I will be checking everyday. From your truly biggest fan. Ali

Submitted by #festus is the best (not verified) on

Ali, I would like to let you know that you are not Rick's biggest fan - that would be me

Submitted by Jake Pine (not verified) on

I love all your books, you inspired me toj start writing, I am a huge fan. Please give me some advice, how do I keep writing, I just stop after a while.

Submitted by John (not verified) on

Hello...I love your earlier books but I no longer can read them nor will my children continue to read them. You have so much sin in your books now trying to promote that it's ok to be gay or lesbian. Like in your new apollo books. As a author I should expect that you have read the greatest book of all time and that's the Bible. I know all sin is equal but it is wrong to advocate sin. The children reading your book shouldn't have to read that it's ok to like the same sex. I wish u well in your future endeavors but I shall no longer buy anything you write.

Submitted by yared (not verified) on

hi im a huge fan and I was wondering if you ever could come to Dallas Texas and go to Richland Elementry and visit. I would be really happy if you came I love all of your books currently reading trials of Apollo love your books and please visit it would be an honor.

Submitted by Dasha Barysovich (not verified) on

Hello sir! I am one of your biggest fans, I've read every book you have wrote, and, so far, I loved them all! I was wondering if you could please write a book based on Russian mythology, and I would also LOVE it if you could visit Toronto, Ontario. Thank you so much for all of the amazing books you have wrote!!! From your biggest fan, Dasha B.

Submitted by Alexis K (not verified) on

Mr. Riordan why did you want to start writing. I mean I have a few good book ideas but I would never write. Why did you? These questions are for a school assignment.

Submitted by Logan (not verified) on

I love it to the ends of the Earth! I have every book including the #3 Trials of Apollo! I also made nectar using hot water, honey, and a bit of butter! its delicious!

Submitted by logan (not verified) on

Maybe make your next series on Etruscan mythology!

Submitted by Logan (not verified) on

How could you let Jason die in Trials of Apollo the Burning Maze!

Submitted by Avanthika Subash (not verified) on

Hello Sir. I am a big fan of yours. Happy Birthday. I love all the twists and turns in your amazing books. I can never get enough of your books.

Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

Rick Riordan,
I love your books and they always will have a special place in my heart, but I am extremely upset that you would kill if Jason!!! Yes, you do say that halfbloods die,but Jason was a main character and you ruined multiple headcannons! So please find a way for him to come back because I can not bear seeing Piper and Leo suffer. Even if you don’t bring him back, stop mentioning the coffin so much. It is rather depressing. Thank you.

Submitted by Viroop (not verified) on

Mr. Riordan I would love it if you made a Hindu version to of Percy Jackson series

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Submitted by Indira (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Riordan
It's just heartbreaking !!! Please make him live. I hope you will. Thanks.

Submitted by Lexi (not verified) on

I am in love with Jason and I want him to live. I think that a lot of people want this. It is so heartbreaking and I think him and Piper deserve a chance to be together. Please do this. I do not think I can read the rest of the Trials of Apollo with him dead. If you do this, thank you soooooo much!

Submitted by Ravi Kumar from... (not verified) on

Hi Rick, Ravi here, I was created by two twelve year olds who wanted you to create a book on Indian Mythology! I mean why not? There are hundreds of gods and you should really make a story about it. Seriously consider this, because there will be many people willing to read this.

Submitted by No Name (not verified) on

Not that I'm judging you but you left a lot more space for EVERY character. For example what happened to Leo? I know that your ending the whole Percy Jackson series and I would guess your doing so because he is a 16 yr old and is getting old and you want fresh characters. I feel as though you should continue the series like you did for The Heroes of Olympus. Make the chapters from a perspective of one of the characters. I still feel as though you can do more with your old characters. Now before you get any ideas I'm not talking about showing Percy in college and anything like that. Maybe do that for flashbacks or memories but I don't see where you could throw in a huge twist in a college. I saw people talking about you doing a HUGE crossover between all the mythologies since you already placed them in the world of Percy Jackson. All I'm saying is I don't think you should end it and as cool as the Trials of Apollo series is cool or Kane Chronicles I suggest you go back to the original seven because honestly that was the most enjoyable 4 days of my life sitting down to read The Heroes of Olympus series. Also for background concerns(Like things going on with the characters that should have you concerned)you should put tension on Percy and Annabeth. Their relationship is fine thats not what I'm talking about what I'm talking about is one of them dying. Sure they've been in Life or Death situations before but I was never convinced they were going to die. I'm not saying they have to die(because I would cry over it)but the closest I've ever seen was in either The House of Hades or The Last Olympian. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end such as the Percy Jackson storyline. When you have to end it leave us with a happy ending but something that we can't come back from. The ending you gave us in The Heroes of Olympus was(and remember no offence)completely unacceptable in my opinion. Now I know I have given A LOT of complaints and everything but I think you are an amazing author in other words your the only author I would read a book from and I've read 14 of yours books. If you don't do any of this which I would totally understand at least give us 5 more books even if you don't change them I just really want to read more of your books that are based on those 7 people oh and also you should show Grover more.

Submitted by Alayna Kuennen (not verified) on

In the book The Lost Hero the back pages have all of the Greek and Roman gods mentioned in the book. When I was reading the caption for Aphrodite and it said that she was marred to Hephaestus not married.

Submitted by Pikachu (not verified) on

Hi Mr. Riordan,
In your book Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, it says that Hermes stumbles on a tortoise after Maia gave birth to him in the cave. But, earlier in the book, it says that Hermes created the first tortoise with the nymph, Chelone, for not showing up to Zeus and Hera's wedding. Also, Hermes was sending the invitations for their wedding but it says that when Hermes was born, they were already married. This is illogical. Also, I adore your books and I love your website. You are amazing.

Submitted by bite fire (not verified) on

I've really enjoyed reading the Percy Jackson series. I've read a countless amounts of your books, I write only on the behalf to tell you to keep up the good work and I really enjoy reading your books. Thank you for being such an amazing author!

Submitted by Teresa Dodd (not verified) on

My father's birthday is on August 18th. Does this mean Percy is my father?

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