San Antonio author Rick Riordan
was featured on NPR's All Things Considered
on December 19. The interview, which you can listen to here
, discussed The Red Pyramid
, the latest book chosen for NPR's Backseat Book Club
Riordan is an author who knows his audience — and that has influenced his writing. "I imagine myself in front of my own class," he tells NPR's Michele Norris. "I don't teach anymore, but I can still clearly see fifth period after lunch — that's a real tough time to teach. And I tried to imagine writing a story that would appeal to those kids — even when they're tired, even when they're bouncing off the walls. ... If I could find a way to tell a story that would resonate with them, then I had something going."
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