Rick Riordan Biography
Birthday: June 5, 1964 (Gemini)
Born In: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Rick Riordan is an award-winning American author, best known for his ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ book series. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he began his career as a teacher, eventually moving to San Francisco, where he continued with teaching English and social science. Sometime in the mid-1990s, while teaching in San Francisco, he started writing a detective book based on San Antonio simply because he missed his hometown, very soon becoming engrossed in it. His first book, ‘Big Red Tequila’, was a hit, encouraging him to write a seven-book series titled, ‘Tres Navarre’. Meanwhile, he had returned to San Antonio, where he continued writing and teaching. He gave up his job once he sold ‘The Lightning Thief’, the first book of the ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ series, and decided to concentrate full-time on writing. Today, he is an established author with his books selling millions of copies all over the world.