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Rick Riordan is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series for children and the multiaward-winning "Tres Navarre" mystery series for adults. For 15 years, Riordan taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award. His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Riordan lives in Texas.