Rick Riordan was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Riordan, a former teacher, wrote Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief as a result of his son Haley encouraging him to publish a bedtime story they shared.
The series that started it all. Follow the demigod son of Poseidon and his friends on a quest that will have them meeting gods, battling monsters, and taking on the Titans from Greek mythology (http://rickriordan.com/)
A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods . . . Sail with Percy Jackson and other heroes from Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter as they embark on their most dangerous challenge yet. (http://rickriordan.com/)
When the gods of Ancient Egypt are accidentally unleashed into the modern world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful magicians, and only they have the power to set things right! (http://rickriordan.com/)
A new demigod is born - this time from Norse mythology. Join Magnus Chase, a homeless boy from Boston, on a wild adventure that will have him meeting the gods of Asgard and discovering his true identity. (http://rickriordan.com/)
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world. (http://rickriordan.com/)
THE 39 CLUES
The 39 Clues follow 14-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother Dan on a quest to discover the secret behind their family's power.
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones is the first book in the series and written by Rick Riordan. Each book in the series is written by a different author.
Rick Riordan designed the story arc for the entire series. The 39 Clues experience also includes trading cards and a huge online game which allows you to become a member of the Cahill family and compete for prizes.
Check out the 39 Clues website.