Rick RiordanRichard Russell Riordan Jr. (; born June 5, 1964) is an American author. He is known for writing the ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians'' series, about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon. Riordan's books have been translated into forty-two languages and sold more than thirty million copies in the US. 20th Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections.
Riordan's first full-length novel was ''Big Red Tequila'', which became the first book in the ''Tres Navarre'' series. His big breakthrough was ''The Lightning Thief'' (2005), the first novel in the five-volume ''Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' series, which placed a group of adolescents in a Greco-Roman mythological setting. Since then, Riordan has written ''The Kane Chronicles'' trilogy and ''The Heroes of Olympus'' series. ''The Kane Chronicles'' (2010-2012) focused on Egyptian mythology; ''The Heroes of Olympus'' was the sequel to the Percy Jackson series. Riordan also helped Scholastic Press develop ''The 39 Clues'' series and its spinoffs, and penned its first book, ''The Maze of Bones'' (2008). His most recent publications are three books in the ''Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard'' series, based on Norse mythology. The first book of his ''The Trials of Apollo'' series, ''The Hidden Oracle'', was released in May 2016. Provided by Wikipedia