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Best-selling author Rick Riordan to make NM debut Sept. 27

Best-selling author Rick Riordan will make a stop in Albuquerque on Sept. 27, during his latest book tour. (Courtesy of

Rick Riordan is going to make his New Mexico debut on Sept. 27.

The author behind the successful “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series will bring his “Tyrant’s Tomb” tour to the University of New Mexico Student Union ballrooms in partnership with Bookworks.

Riordan will read from the fourth book of the “Trials of Apollo” series. He will be joined on stage by two New Mexico authors published in his Rick Riordan Presents Series – J.C. Cervantes and Rebecca Roanhorse.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today at Tickets are $25 and include a signed hardcover.

Riordan is the author of five No. 1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series.

More than 97 million of his books are in print in the U.S., and his books have been published in 37 countries.

Riordan is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies.

Riordan said on his blog that he’s looking forward to eating some New Mexican food.

“Not only is this the first public event I’ve done in Albuquerque and all of New Mexico in … well, ever?” he quipped on the blog. “I will be joined by two phenomenal New Mexico-based writers from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, J.C. Cervantes … and Rebecca Roanhorse! I can’t wait for this event. Three authors! Three times the awesome! Somebody better get me some of that excellent New Mexican food while I’m in town!”

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