Rick Riordan - age: 57

Rick Riordan

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American fantasy author of several award-winning and bestselling book series. His best-known works include Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, the Tres Navarre books, and The Maze of Bones.He is a two-time Mark Twain Award winner (2008 & 2009), as well as winner of the Children's Choice Books Awards for Author of the Year in 2011.He created the Percy Jackson character, who is portrayed by Logan Lerman in the Percy Jackson films.

BEFORE FAME

A graduate of the University of Texas, he taught social studies and English at a San Francisco high school for nearly a decade. He published the first novel in his Tres Navarre series, Big Red Tequila, in 1997.

PERSONAL LIFE

He grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife, Becky, later settled in Boston, Massachusetts with their two sons, Haley and Patrick.

The meaning of the name Riordan: Royal Poet

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Novelist Rick Riordan were born on Friday, in a leap year, birthstone is Pearl, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Dragon, it is 155 days until Rick Riordan next birthday.

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