1. Rick Riordan
Born and bred in the Alamo City, Rick Riordan is the author/alchemist of The New York Times’ best-selling young adult series Percy Jackson and the Olympians (the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief, was made into a feature film), the Heroes of Olympus, and the Kane Chronicles. In 2011, he received the Children’s Choice Book Award for Author of the Year. In addition to creating books of fiction for YA readers, Riordan has written an award-winning mystery series about English Ph.D-martial arts master-private eye Tres Navarre for the grown-ups. Those tales combine the sleuth with prickly conundrums and casualties in South Texas. This fall Riordan will release The Titan’s Curse, a graphic novel adaptation by Robert Vendetti and art by Attila Futaki, along with The House of Hades, part four of the Heroes of Olympus series.
2. Scott McDowell
3. Sandra Cisneros
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