Timeline Description: Rick Riordan's books have captivated readers around the world. Famous for the Percy Jackson series, his works have even been turned into movies.
|June 5, 1964||Rick Riordan is born
Rick was born as Richard Riordan near San Antonio Texas. The nickname "Rick" stuck with him, and he's used it ever since.
|June 1, 1982||Rick graduates from high school
Rick attended Alamo Heights High School in Texas. He quickly moved on to college.
|January 1, 1986||A college graduate
Attending the University of Texas, Rick did well in college life. Before long he had graduated and began teaching English and Social Studies at a high school in San Francisco, California.
|1997||A writing career
Rick's first novel was published for adults. Titled Big Red Tequila, it was book one in the Tres Navarre series.
|1998||Awards and accolades
Big Red Tequila was a hit. Rick was awarded the Shamus Award and the Anthony Award for the novel.
|May 4, 1998||More books
Rick's writing career continued with book two in the series. The Widower's Two-Step would be his last for a few years.
|1999||More awards to follow
Winning the Edgar Award for The Widower's Two-Step, Rick began working on sequels. The Tres Navarre series would go on to include five more books for a total of seven.
|2005||A new series and a change of pace
Rick's gears began turning for a new book idea. This one would focus on a young boy named Percy Jackson, and book one would be called The Lightning Thief.
|2008||The Mark Twain Award
Rick's Percy Jackson series quickly caught on and gained popularity. He went on to write several books in the series, and he won the Mark Twain Award as well as the Rebecca Caudill Award for book one, The Lightning Thief.
|2009||More awards and books
Rick went on to win the Mark Twain Award for book two in the Percy Jackson series, titled The Sea of Monsters. He wrote three more books in the series, as well as The Demigod Files.
|2010||A major motion picture
The Lightning Thief was so popular that it was made into a major motion picture, or a movie. Twentieth Century Fox put out the movie.
|October 2010||A new Olympus series
After completing the wildly popular Percy Jackson series, which focused on mythology, Rick went on to write a new series with this focus. The Heroes of Olympus series debuted in 2010, as did book one in his Kane Chronicles series.
|2011||Rick gains more awards
Rick's books took hold of readers and didn't let go. His work continued accumulating awards, including School Library Journal's Best Book, two Children's Choice Book Awards, the Wyoming Soaring Book Award, and more.
|2013||Spin-offs and other fun stories
Riding on the success of his other works, Rick wrote several spin-off stories. Some of them included graphic novels of the Percy Jackson books, Percy Jackson's Book of Greek Gods, and more.
|2015||An upcoming series
Rick recently announced his newest series that will hit shelves in 2015. A series set in Boston and focused on Norse mythology is sure to thrill.