Author Appreciation: 5 reasons Rick Riordan is one of our fave authors – other than this picture

magnuschaseRick Riordan is the New York Times #1 bestseller author behind the ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series – as well as the ‘Kane Chronicles’ and the brand new, ‘Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard’ series.

This past full-time teacher now writes for a living, and here are a few reasons why we think he’s  fantastic individual and grade-A writer.

1. He’s a big mythology nerd, and everyone knows nerds are some of the best people on the planet.


Passionate, enthusiastic and displaying extraordinary research in different mythologies from around the globe – Rick is one excellent nerdy guy.

2. Just listen to him reading the first page of ‘Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer’! This author’s natural sense of humour and easy-to-read way with words, makes him an author you should try to read at least once.

Me reading from Sword of Summer.

A video posted by Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) on

3. This bizarre tweet is reason enough. And the following replies which featured different sock-castings from followers.

4. It’s been said a lot of fans were unimpressed with the Percy Jackson movie. When confronted with this, Rick had this to say:

And, as compulsive bibliophiles, agree.

5. He has no time for book snobbery, particularly when critics feel entitled to decide which books are good and which can be dismissed with some lofty comment. Particularly in regards to books women like. Prime example:

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Written by Laura Fulton

Book Channel Editor at MaxPop! Have a thing for the sea and pretty paperbacks. Saved by amazing grace.

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