Rick Riordan is an award-winning author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and the national bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for young adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas.
His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The novels draw on Riordan's experience teaching Greek mythology and his interaction with students who have learning differences. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005 and has been optioned for feature film to Twentieth Century Fox. The Sea of Monsters is a BookSense Top Ten summer pick for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller.
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.