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Thalia's Pine

Protecting Borders Since 2010

6/14/12: Mark of Athena and some other stuff!

Hey guys! Wow, it's been FOREVER since I've updated Thalia's Pine! My apologies everyone. I've been busy with schoolwork and such. ANYWAYS, lots of things have been going on. Most of you probably know that Mark of Athena cover (on the right) and the first chapter have been released on Rick Riordan's Blog. Mark of Athena is being released on October 2nd (so long away!) It seems really good so the ones who don't mind a bit of a peek, go on over and check it out! Also, Rick has announced that he is releasing 'the Demigod Diaries', a collecting of PJO and Heroes of Olympus stories, on August 14th. 

That's all I have for now! I will be updating things as summer rolls in, so stay tuned on the site! 

2/12/12: Riordan Exhibit at Wittliff

info from: http://rickriordan.blogspot.com/

Rick has lately posted on his blog that there is an exhibit with some of his oldest archives to his latest works at the Alkek Library, Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Rick states that for several years, he's been donating some of his old archives to the Wittliff Collection. Now, they have put up a recognition exhibit for our favorite author. The pictures on his blog from the exhibit are really cool, so check it out. There's even a scavenger hunt to look forward to if you ever visit the exhibit!

(A press release is on his original blog post if you want to read up on the details.)

--tink

1/10/12: 'Kane Chronicles 3' Revealed: THE SERPENT'S SHADOW

Finally, what we've all been anxious to see: Kane Chronicles final installation title and cover! The third installation of Rick Riordan's series the Kane Chronicles has been revealed last night on 'Rock Center with Brian William': The Serpent's Shadow. The cover is on the right, and for the full-size image, you can go to the Rock Center with Brian Williams website:  http://rockcenter.msnbc.msn.com/. Stay tuned for the latest info! 

-tinkerirock

1/5/12: Happy New Year!! (and other exciting news)


Hey everyone, just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!! It's already 2012 and there's a lot to look forward to this year! Here's a summarized calender for those who are looking at 2012 with expectation (like me). NOTE: events are ones that have been pre-announced. Anything announced after the day of this post will NOT be included on this list. 




January 9: Rick Riordan will be presenting an EXCLUSIVE look of the cover and title on the 3rd installment of the Kane Chronicles! Tune in 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' Monday, January the 9th at 10PM ET. [for more info, visit Rick's blog: www.rickriordan.blogspot.com]

January 10: 'Anything Son of Neptune' Contest Ends! [If you are interested, please check out the previous posts for more info, the deadline is the 10th!] 

May 2012: Kane Chronicles: Book 3  will be released! No certain date has been announced, but we'll keep you posted! 

Fall of 2012: Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena will be released! No certain date has been announced, but we'll keep you posted! 

More events of 2012 will be announced on Thalia's Pine, so keep coming back! 

(REMINDER: Please turn in your entries for 'Anything Son of Neptune' contest now! Deadline is strictly Jan. 10!!) 

11/26/11: New Chatbox!

Hey guys, here's a quick notice. We have finally found a new chat box for the site! Just head over to the chatroom page in the page bar and start the discussion rolling! You don't have to be a member for the chat room, but if you are, please use the username that you are registered for on the site. Thanks guys and have a good time! 

-tinkerirock

11/18/2011 Anything Son Of Neptune Contest

 Hey guys! So we've decided to create an art contest for The Son Of Neptune. The idea is to sketch (or whichever form of art you chose) anything from the Son Of Neptune. It could be a character portrait, monsters, or even a scene from the book.

Deadline: January 10, 2012

I hope you have plenty of time with the deadline to complete your entry and submit it.As of right now, January 10, 2012 is the deadline. We may extend it later on, but for now no entries will be accepted past January 10, 2012.

Types Of Artwork: All artwork is accepted. (paint, oil pastel, sketch, etc.)

Judging: tinkerirock and I will be judging the artwork the week following the deadline.We plan on picking a first, a second, and a third winning art piece.

Prizes: The prizes will be announced soon. If you have any suggestions for prizes, you can send them to xmagkx@gmail.com

Uploading: If you have a scanner, feel free to scan your hard copies onto the computer that way.

Once you've uploaded your photo, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this entry,and send it to either xmagkx@gmail.com or through the form on the “Iris Message Us” page.(If you choose to Iris Message Us, and you are having trouble adding your photo, upload it to a photo uploading site, I recommend TinyPic.com, and include the link given in your form ) We suggest that you sign your name clearly (The same name you put on the submission form) at the bottom right-hand corner of your art.

That would be great! Thank you!


Please send any questions to Kenzie or tinkerirock.


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Submission Form (Please copy and paste this whole form onto your email or “Iris Message”.All questions are required so that if you win we can mail you your prize. )


First Name:


Last Name:


Mailing Address:


Mailing Name: (This will be the name on the package, may be parents name.)


Email Address:


Member Name: (On Thalia's Pine)


Type Of Artwork: (Painting, sketch, oil pastels, etc.)


[ Insert Submission Picture or Link Here]

11/18/2011 Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

Rick recently announced on his blog that the Kane Chronicles Survival Guide will be published on March 20, 2012.

 

 

Here's the official description from Rick's blog,

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

To read more about the survival guide and Rick's upcoming releases, click here

10/28/11:New Chatbox?

Hey guys. So our previous chatbox supplier has (sadly) shut down, so we are now looking for a free chatbox that we can use for the site. If you guys have any ideas for a nice, free chatbox, email me at tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net. Thanks guys for all the support and things you do for the site! 

Thanks a bunch :) 
--tinkerirock

10/13/11: 'Sea of Monsters' Announced!

 Fox has finally announced the Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Sea of Monsters release date. The sequel to "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' will be releasing March 26, 2013, which will be the Wednesday before Easter Sunday. No further details have been released, but it's quite a shock (especially to me). We all have guessed that the Sea of Monsters would be released in early-to-mid 2012, but why is it now being held off until 2013? Hm...this is beginning to become like a great thing to discuss! You guys know where to go to discuss this topic (cough-Discussion Forum-cough), so have fun! 

We will be keeping you updated on the latest news! 
--tinkerirock


10/3/11: What we've all been waiting for...

Finally, the wait is over!  The Son of Neptune will be released TOMORROW!!! We are all excited to read the second installation of the Heroes of Olympus series (me especially)! I'm going to start getting some threads rolling out on the Discussion Forum for those who are interested in discussing the book as it comes out. There will also be some more book info about the Son of Neptune, along with (maybe) a contest/giveaway relating to the Son of Neptune. 

This also means that Olympian Week is officially being started! Check out the official site (www.olympianweek.com) to get more details on where Rick is going to visit this week. 

And for the exciting news, Rick has announced that he will be writing a book series based on Norse Mythology! There aren't any specific details out yet, but we know that it'll be releasing around 2015. 

Stay, tuned! There's going to be a lot more coming! 
--tinkerirock 
tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net


9/29/11: Meet Hazel Levesque!

(Due to internet connectivity issues, this post is really late! Sorry, guys!)

And now, I'd like you to meet our last character that will be introduced from the Son of Neptune, Hazel Levesque! We've heard a lot about Hazel from the ending of the Lost Hero, but what is she really like as a demigod? Will she be crossing paths with our well-known hero, Percy Jackson? Who is her godly parent? We will be holding a discussion on this over at our Discussion Forum (you can go to it by clicking on the 'Discussion Forum' page, and it will automatically direct you there). We really need some activity in the Forum, or I may have to shut it down because there is barely any activity on it! 

Remember, the Son of Neptune will be releasing in 5 days! (Wohoo!) Check back here often on the latest news and some more upcoming events relating to the release of the second book of the Heroes of Olympus series! 

--tinkerirock
tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net 

9/20/11: Introducing the God of Death!

It's time again to reveal another character from the Son of Neptune, this time the God of Death, Thanatos! His picture suggests a lot (what's up with the handcuffs?), but I guess we will just have to wait until the Son of Neptune comes out! (which is in 2 weeks!!) But until then, all of you actually reading this can come over to our discussion forum, sign up, and start posting your comments on what you think Thanatos will bring to our fellow demigods in the Son of Neptune. Stay tuned for lots of  new and upcoming news and events from Thalia's Pine! 

--tinkerirock 
tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net

9/15/11: Meet Ella the Harpy!

It's time to reveal another character from the Son of Neptune! This week, we have Ella, the Harpy! Here's some info about her from the Heroes of Olympus website: 

Ella the Harpy


This is not your typical ridiculously skinny half bird half woman. Ella the Harpy is more than meets the eye, and a very useful ally for demigods Percy, Hazel, and Frank.


What does she do? If an encyclopedia could take the form of a woman (or bird), it would be Ella. Any questions from Latin phrases to the definition of photosynthesis, she knows the answer.


Noteworthy: Don't let her tiny body fool you, she's got a massive appetite - just don't feed her cheese. Ella doesn't like cheese.



Wow! I'm so excited! The Son of Neptune is going to be release in less than three weeks! Stay tuned as more info will be released! 


(I hope you guys like the new template!)


--tinkerirock

9/8/11: Introducing Octavian!

(This post is late, so sorry!) 
It's time to introduce another new demigod from The Son of Neptune...Octavian! Here's some hints from the Heroese of Olympus website:

Octavian's Sacrificial Teddy Bear


Stuffed animals around the world should fear when Octavian is around - meet his newest victim.


What does it do? Act as a willing participant in this young demigod's regular rituals. By sacrificing stuffed animals, like this poor teddy bear - Octavian is able to read the will of the gods - very handy, if gruesome.


Noteworthy: Octavian is a demigod for Percy and friends to watch - if not careful, their fate could resemble that of this pile of fluff.


Wow, that sounds just a little bit creepy to me! Keep checking back for more, and keep posting on the discussion forum! 


--tinkerirock

8/31/11: Meet Reyna!

It's time to reveal a new demigod! This is Reyna from the Son of Neptune. Here's what Rick has to say about her on his blog: 

Time for our second character reveal for The Son of Neptune. Meet Reyna, with her automaton hounds Aurum and Argentium. Reyna's godly parent? Hint: it's a got you haven't met yet. Is Reyna powerful? Yes. Are those hounds deadly? Yes. Will she be friend or foe to Percy Jackson? Ah, that's a good question. 


Wow, this is so exciting! We will definitely be seeing a lot of more new things to come in the Son of Neptune this fall. More will be coming soon! Discuss this with your fellow members in our chat box or on our discussion forum! Stick around! 

--tinkerirock 

8/25/11: Some cool updates!

The site has gotten a new look! I hope you guys like the new template I installed. It doesn't look much different from the old one (except for the fact that the sidebar is on the other side), but I thought it'd be cool to get a new template going. Hope you guys like it, and tell us what you think! 

We also have a new "Countdown to the Son of Neptune" clock going on. I'll be looking for a new place to install it, since it's kind of blocking our posts on the main page. If you have any suggestions where to put it, you can email me. (look at the 'contact us' page for my email.) 

And finally, we have another new chat box! I replaced the old one with this new one because it is way easier to chat with, and plus you don't have to leave Thalia's Pine to talk with your fellow members! 

Stick around--more will be coming soon!!
--tinkerirock

8/24/11: New Demigod Revealed!

A new demigod for The Son of Neptune has been revealed on the Heroes of Olympus site! His name is Frank Zhang. To the right, there's his character art, which was also revealed on the Heroes of Olympus site. Here's what Rick Riordan has to say about it on his blog: 

The first character art for The Son of Neptune was revealed today at Disney's Heroes of Olympus website! Keep checking back. A new character will be introduced each Tuesday until the book arrives on October 4. 

So a new demigod will be revealed every Tuesday until the release! (It's got me in chills of excitement!) Keep checking back here for more news and info about the new characters, and you guys can comment/post/discuss this topic on our discussion forum:http://www.thaliaspine/forumotion.com. Who's Frank? What role will he play? Discuss this with your fellow members on the discussion forum! 
 
-tinkerirock

8/19/11: Olympian Week details & other cool stuff!

(Sorry, this posting is a day-late) 
Olympian Week details are here!
 USA Today revealed the details for the seven-day long tour--Olympian Week--Rick will be doing in honor of the Son of Neptune release. Here they are: 

Tuesday, October 4: Books-A-Million (Columbia, South Carolina)

 Wednesday, October 5: Penguin Bookshop, Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Thursday, October 6: Indigo Books (Toronto, Canada) 

Friday, October 7: Barnes & Nobles (Burlington, Massachusetts) 

Saturday, October 8: A Whale of a Tale/Mission Viejo Library (Mission Viejo, California) 

Sunday, October 9: Tumwater Timberland Library/Ocra Books (Olympia, Washington)

Monday, October 10: BookPeople (Austin, Texas)


This is also a very special tour because it is to be said that something special is to happen at each location (from what I read at Rick's Blog) All in all, this tour looks very exciting! If one of you are going to meet Rick at a tour location, then you are very lucky! You can look at specific location details on: heroesofolympus.com 

And yesterday was our favorite hero--Percy Jackson's--birthday! Congrats, Percy! 

And the big announcement! Disney's Press Release announced that the first printing of the Son of Neptune will be three MILLION copies--the largest in Disney World Publishing History! I don't know about you, but that is a lot of books for me! There is also an estimate of three million copies of the Lost Hero sold in the USA alone! Way to go, Rick!

Since the Son of Neptune release is close, I added a countdown clock on the top of the page. Hope you guys like it! Keep checking back for more news on everything PJO/HOO related! 

--tinkerirock


8/9/11: New Chatroom!

I am proud to announce that I've just installed a Thalia's Pine chat room! This chat room is available to all members, allowing them to freely chat amongst themselves, about anything (as long as it's appropriate)! The Rules and Regulations page on Thalia's Pine now apply to this chat room, so I encourage all who want to check out the chat room to scan the Rules and Regulations first.We'd like it if you used the same username you use on Thalia's Pine, so we can identify our members.Hopefully, this chat room will get a discussion rolling out about HOO, PJO, and the Kane Chronicles! I am also going to be using the chat room as a way to get suggestions and feedback from all of you guys! Thanks, and go ahead and check out the new chat room, located on the sidebar! 
--tinkerirock
(If you are looking for more ways to discuss things with your fellow members, check out the Discussion Forum: www.thaliaspine.forumotion.com. It's practically dead now so I'm counting on all of you guys to keep it alive!)

8/1/11: Rick's Mythological Baltic Cruise!

Rick's travelling again...and this time, through the Baltic sea! Rick and his family set off on a Baltic cruise which brought them to visit many mythological sights. He even dropped us a little hint off his blog: 

The Riordans just returned from our summer vacation – an amazing cruise through the Baltic Sea.
I know, I hear some grumbling out there. Some of you are thinking, “How can he take a vacation? He should be writing!” But believe me, I need to recharge my batteries once in a while. Besides, I did some great writing on the trip, and the vacation was also for research. You will be seeing some things from the trip crop up in future books . . . though for now that’s all I can tell you. 

Hmm...I don't know about you, but that last part has got me in pondering mode! Check out Rick's blog for the full posting of all of the sights he visited, along with lots of cool pictures! 

*Above, Rick posing with a small chocolate Vladimir Lenin head from the Chocolate Museum in Saint Petersburg.  

7/18/11: Some cool stuff!

Okay, so to the left, you could see the newly-released Chinese cover of the Lost Hero! It looks pretty cool, but I don't know how to read Chinese, sadly, so I can't decipher that for you. But enjoy the cool graphics and blends of colors! You could look at other cool Chinese merchandise at Rick's blog.

Also, the 39 Clues series are now available in eBook format! Make sure to check your eBook provider for more information.

And finally, I am asking all members for any ideas for competitions we can hold on Thalia's Pine! Email me at tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net if you'd like to give in a suggestion. The competitions have to be PJO/HOO or the Kane Chronicles-related, and we would like it if the submissions can be submitted by email or electronically somehow.

(We are still looking for any Affiliates that are interested, so please check out the Affiliate page for more info if you are interested)

--tinkerirock

7/9/11: Meet our newest Affiliate...Olympian RPG!

Meet our newest Affiliate, Olympian RPGOlympian RPG is a role playing site based on the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" and "The Heroes of Olympus" series. They allow fans and writers to be in the perspective of a character and to get the chance to control and write about their character. Olympian RPG takes place after "The Lost Hero". You can meet some characters, train at Camp Half-Blood, go on a quest, fight monsters, and much more! 

You guys should really check out the site, it's amazing! Olympian RPG is probably the only PJO/HOO role-playing site that I could think of that is daily updated. The graphics and the site in general is really up there. So go on and check it out! You'll be surprised! (Even if you aren't into role-playing)  

6/27/11: 'Sea of Monsters' update!

So the IMDb page for the Sea of Monsters has finally been updated! Check out our page of the Sea of Monsters movie under the Moving Pictures section to get full details about the second movie of the PJO series! So far, we have the movie plot, some of the cast, and the producers, director, and the writers posted. Go ahead and see for yourself! More info will be coming soon about the movie! We have more info stating that the movie is now in 'active development', so we are hoping that more info will be release soon. 

--tinkerirock

6/21/11:Camp Kane Chronicles!

Summer's here, and time for more of your favorite books! The Austin, TX branch of BookPeople Literacy Camps have done it again...they are holding another Summer Camp, this time on The Kane Chronicles! This Summer camp will be filled with wonderful activities and will lead campers into the world of the House of Life! The dates are June 27th to July 1st and will be held in the BookPeople building in Austin,TX. Most of you guys know that these are the same people that hold the wonderful Camp Half Blood camps, so the Kane Chronicles Camp will definetly be a thrill! Here's some info I got from their site about the camp: 

Summer 2011 promises a lot of fun and intrigue. BookPeople Literary Camps is proud to announce the House of Life, based on the Kane Chronicles, an exciting new book series by author Rick Riordan. Your young initiate will be immersed in a world full of Ancient Egyptian gods, monsters and a divided House of Life. The House of Life forbids its magicians from dealing with the Egyptian Gods, but Sadie and Carter Kane have begun the process of contacting those with the blood of Pharos, folks like you, to teach them about a balanced magic involving both gods and mortals. The camp will venture out in small research groups into the vibrant city of Austin, Texas to solve ancient riddles, find Egyptian artifacts of great power, dodge House of Like Magicians bent on stopping you, and save the city from the angry denizens of ancient Egypt's mythological past. 


For more info, visit:
  
http://web.me.com/camphalfblood/Camp_Kane_Chronicles/Camp_Kane_Chronicles.html.
If you want to register, hurry! There are only three spots left!! 

More info about the camp events will be posted soon, so stay tuned!! 
**Thanks to Topher Bradfield for providing information to me about the camp! 

--tinkerirock 


6/15/11: Rick and James LIVE event online!

So some of you have heard of the James Patterson and Rick Riordan appearance that had happened at the Lincoln center on May 25th. If you had not attended the event, you can now see it online! It has full coverage of the event, including a sneak peek of the Son of Neptune! Check it out! www.rickandjameslive.com 

6/14/11: A few updates...

Hey everyone! There has been some site updates. Here they are: 

So we have a lot of new pages up, including a new section on the Kane Chronicles, along with Character profiles under all of the book series. We have a Moving Pictures section, where you can find the latest info about movies related to PJO, Heroes of Olympus, and the Kane Chronicles! We are also currently still accepting Affiliates from other fan sites, so please see the Affiliates page if you are interested. You could email me, tinkerirock, at tinkerirock@thaliaspine.net. 

And the big announcement....we are going to start having competitions! If you have any ideas or suggestions, email me or Kenzie and we'll see what we can do! We aren't really sure what we are holding for competitions, but if we get more activity on the site, we will be having lots of fun! 

And again, stay tuned for more announcements and news!! 

6/9/11: Throne of Fire at #1!!

The Throne of Fire celebrates its fifth week on the #1 position of the New York Time's chapter-book bestseller list! Congrats Rick! Has anyone read the Throne of Fire yet? If you have, discuss your thoughts and comment on the Discussion Forum! We'll have more info posted about the Throne of Fire coming soon! 

6/6/11: New Site Tagline!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you guys know that Thalia's Pine has gotten a new tagline: Protecting Borders Since 2010. Since we are also supporting the Heroes of Olympus series and the Kane Chronicles, 'A Percy Jackson Fan site' didn't apply anymore. Hope you guys enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates on the site! 

--tinkerirock

6/4/11: Cover of the Son of Neptune!

And finally: the cover of the Son of Neptune! 
(Sorry for the late-posting of this news, I've been a bit busy.)

So the North American cover has been released for the Son of Neptune, the second book of the Heroes of Olympus series! What do you guys think about the cover? It has been said that it is Percy on the cover. Oooohh, I'm getting excited! The book is being released on October 4, 2011. Here's an excerpt from Rick's blog post about the cover:

"I'm so excited! Last night at my Lincoln Center event with James Patterson, we revealed the cover for The Son of Neptune for the first time. You can also read a sneak peek from the book atheroesofolympus.com. I hope you enjoy!

The book will be out October 4. Stay tuned for more information. We'll be holding Olympian Week from Oct. 4-10, seven days of celebrations for the new book across the country. Bookstores or libraries that would like to host an event can visitcamphalfblood.com for full details and sweepstakes rules. Even if your town isn't chosen as one of the seven sites, you can still participate. The site will soon have tons of party ideas for hosting your own celebration."

Stay tuned for some more information on the Son of Neptune, along with more news!! 

**Join the Discussion Forum and post more of your thoughts on the cover!!**

6/2/11--New Affiliate: Blue Trident!

Hey everyone! I would like to introduce our newest Affiliate: Blue Trident!

Blue Trident is an unofficial fan website dedicated to Rick Riordan's childrens fantasy series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and the sequel series, The Heroes of Olympus. This amazing site is run by Christine, who has done a fabulous job! Blue Trident is the oldest Percy Jackson fan site on the whole web, which is pretty cool! I recommend to take a look and enjoy the great work that the Blue Trident community has done! Their button is on our side bar (you have to scroll down a bit to see it) underneath the Affiliates section. 

**Another notice: We are now accepting PJO sites to Affiliate with! Please see the info underneath our Affiliates page if you are interested! Email tinkerirock (tinkerirock at thaliaspine dot net) for any questions, comments, or if you would like to Affiliate with us!**
**Some other news: We have our original homepage info set under the About Us page. Please scroll down on the homepage for some more announcements, we have a several new things! Thanks!

5/13/11 May Survey


Starting this month, Thalia's Pine will be having a monthly survey using PollDaddy.com. So, if you could, please fill out the survey for us and we'll do our best to take your answers and suggestions into consideration. My username, incase you'd like to know, is vansgirl. Razz 
Visit the link below, to take this quick, 10 question survey. If you fill out all the questions we will try and make the site more enjoyable for our members! Thank you so much!

http://vansgirl.polldaddy.com/s/thalia-s-pine-may-survey

 

~Kenzie

5/4/11

The Throne of Fire is released! 

Finally the day we've been waiting for: The Throne of Fire has been released!! We join Carter and Sadie as they continue through the Kane Chronicles series. Here is Rick Riordan's blog post on his comments on the release: 

Thanks to everyone who came to the Throne of Fire launch event in Princeton last night. We had over a thousand people. The Barnes & Noble staff had everything so well organized the line went smoothly and I think everyone went home happy. It was great meeting so many awesome fans!

Last night at the signing, I met two Sadies and one Carter. Most interesting name: Messiah. Some of the best questions: “Who did you base Jason after?” Surprisingly, no one has asked me that before. The answer is Jason in Greek mythology, with a lot of modernizing, of course. “How many hours a day do you write?” I got this one quite a bit. The answer: It varies. Usually 3-8 hours. “How long does it take to write a book?” Answer: usually one year, but I’ve managed to speed it up to every six months, though I won’t keep up that pace forever, just until I finish the two concurrent series, Kane and Heroes of Olympus. “How many books for Kane?” Three. A lot of fans asked if I would do more than that. Well, I don’t know. Maybe one of these days, but for now three books is the right number to tell the story of the Kanes and their fight with Apophis. And best question that wasn’t asked (brought to my attention in the fan’s blog): “Does Khufu eat kangaroos?” Ha! I love it. I’m sure if he could catch one, he would try.

Especially interesting to me were the fans’ favorite books. Some liked the Kane series best. Some like Percy. Some liked Heroes. Many had already finished Throne of Fire (wow!) and loved it, thankfully. They were already asking for the next (out next May, no title yet, still in the works). Many kids, fortunately, liked all three series! Every book had its own cheering squad. And of course, everyone asked me which book I liked the best. It’s just too hard to pick, like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. I told one fan that, and he rolled his eyes in exasperation. “Every writer says that!” Yep, but it’s true!

This morning I leave New York and head to South Portland for an event at Borders. My first ever event in Maine, so if you live in the area, I hope you’ll come by!

To go to the original blog post, visit the following link: www.rickriordan.blogspot.com 

4/26/11: Jobs Needed

Thalia's Pine Users: We are in the need of some people who could take on jobs in our fan community! Our site is developing more and more, so we need people who could take care of the site to keep it growing. The original link to the job list is here: 


http://www.thaliaspine.net/WEBPROTECT-jobs.htm 
*You might have to log in before viewing the page. 

There are simple qualifications for the job, but we mostly need people who can manage the site thoroughly and keep it updated. Keep in mind these are VOLUNTEER positions, hence you will not get paid. The job we are mostly looking for is news reporter, someone who can keep our news blog and twitter updated on the latest news. Look on the jobs listing page for more details. 

Thank you fans for making Thalia's Pine awesome! Hope you guys can help us out some more! 

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