aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

What a decade it's been for Rick Riordan

I've known Rick Riordan for a little over a decade. When I first met him, he was a high school teacher who wrote mysteries on the side. He started out in paperback originals and then made the jump to hardcover, a huge feat that not many folks have managed to pull off. (The only other writer I can think of offhand who has done it Laura Lippman.)

Still, his success was still modest. Rick was nowhere near a household name. I remember going to hear him and Sue Henry read at Murder by the Book, and there were about 10 folks total in the audience.

And then he started making up stories for his kid. Read more about how Rick started the Percy Jackson series here.

I still have Rick's email, but I haven't emailed him in at least four years. I would feel funny using it. I would imagine his life is on a whole different plane now.

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