Rick Riordan grew up in Texas reading Tolkien and Greek and Norse mythology. He began writing when he was in middle school. He submitted his first story for publication when he was 13, but it wasn't published. He attended University of Texas, Austin where he majored in English and History. After graduating from college, he taught for fifteen years and always taught mythology in his classes.

He wrote his first series, Tres Navarre, while still teaching full-time. It was released to great critical acclaim including winning the top three national awards for mystery novels. His Percy Jackson novels started out as a bedtime story for his son. His Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus series have over 30 million copies in print. He received the 2011 Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the year. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and sons.

Book List in Order: 51 titles

Complete Series List in Order

The Heroes of Olympus

1) The Lost Hero (Jul-2010)
2) The Son of Neptune (Oct-2011)
3) The Mark of Athena (Oct-2012)
4) The House of Hades (Oct-2013)
5) The Blood of Olympus (Oct-2014)
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries (Aug-2012)

The Kane Chronicles

1) The Red Pyramid (May-2010)
2) The Throne of Fire (May-2011)
3) The Serpent's Shadow (May-2012)
The Kane Chronicles: The Survival Guide (Mar-2012)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

1) The Sword of Summer (Oct-2015)
2) The Hammer of Thor (Oct-2016)
3) The Ship of the Dead (Oct-2017)
4) 9 From the Nine Worlds (Oct-2018)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

1) The Lightning Thief (Jul-2005)
2) The Sea of Monsters (Apr-2006)
3) The Titan's Curse (May-2007)
4) The Battle of the Labyrinth (May-2008)
5) The Last Olympian (May-2009)

Percy Jackson / Kane Chronicles Crossover

1) The Son of Sobek (Jun-2013)
2) The Staff of Serapis (May-2014)
3) The Crown of Ptolemy (May-2015)

Percy Jackson / Camp Half-Blood Universe

1) The Lightning Thief (Jul-2005)
2) The Sea of Monsters (Apr-2006)
3) The Titan's Curse (May-2007)
4) The Battle of the Labyrinth (May-2008)
5) The Last Olympian (May-2009)
6) The Lost Hero (Jul-2010)
7) The Son of Neptune (Oct-2011)
8) The Mark of Athena (Oct-2012)
9) The House of Hades (Oct-2013)
10) The Blood of Olympus (Oct-2014)
11) The Hidden Oracle (May-2016)
12) The Dark Prophecy (May-2017)
13) The Burning Maze (May-2018)
14) The Tyrant's Tomb (Sep-2019)
15) The Tower of Nero (Oct-2020)
Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series (Feb-2009)
The Demigod Files (Feb-2009)
The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries (Aug-2012)
Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo (Sep-2013)
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (Aug-2014)
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (Aug-2015)
The Trials of Apollo: Camp Jupiter Classified (May-2020)

Tres Navarre

1) Big Red Tequila (Jun-1997)
2) The Widower's Two-Step (May-1998)
3) The Last King of Texas (Jan-2000)
4) The Devil Went Down to Austin (Jun-2001)
5) Southtown (May-2004)
6) Mission Road (Jun-2005)
7) Rebel Island (Sep-2007)

The Trials of Apollo

1) The Hidden Oracle (May-2016)
2) The Dark Prophecy (May-2017)
3) The Burning Maze (May-2018)
4) The Tyrant's Tomb (Sep-2019)
5) The Tower of Nero (Oct-2020)

Multi-Author Series List

The 39 Clues

The Black Book of Buried Secrets (Nov-2010)
1) The Maze of Bones (Sep-2008)
11) Vespers Rising (Apr-2011)

Marvel's Thor

The Hammer of Thor (Oct-2016)

Award-Winning Books by Rick Riordan

Big Red Tequila
1998 Anthony Award -- Paperback Original
1998 Shamus Award -- First P.I. Novel
The Blood of Olympus
2014 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Burning Maze
2018 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
Daughter of the Deep
2021 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Hammer of Thor
2017 Dragon Award -- Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
2017 Stonewall Book Award -- Children/Young Adult
The Hidden Oracle
2016 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The House of Hades
2013 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Last Olympian
2010 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2011 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult
2011 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel
The Lightning Thief
2007 Beehive Award -- Young Adult
2007 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2007 Mark Twain Readers Award -- Grades 4-6
2007 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
2007 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book
2008 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult
2008 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Tween
2008 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
2008 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction
2008 Nutmeg Book Award -- Intermediate
2008 Nutmeg Book Award -- Teen
2008 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
2008 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult
2008 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8
2008 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Middle School
2008 Volunteer State Book Award -- Young Adult
2008 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Intermediate/Grades 7-9
2009 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
2009 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult
2009 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2009 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2009 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades
The Lost Hero
2013 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult
2013 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award -- Young Adult
2013 Garden State Teen Book Award -- Fiction (Grades 6-8)
2013 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6
2015 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult
The Mark of Athena
2012 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
2013 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Teen
2014 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High
The Maze of Bones
2011 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers
The Red Pyramid
2011 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Middle School
2011 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult
2012 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
The Sea of Monsters
2008 Mark Twain Readers Award -- Grades 4-6
The Ship of the Dead
2017 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Son of Neptune
2011 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
2012 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2014 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Intermediate/Grades 7-9
The Sword of Summer
2015 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Tower of Nero
2020 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Tyrant's Tomb
2019 Goodreads Choice Award -- Middle Grade & Children's
The Widower's Two-Step
1999 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Paperback Original