Contact Information Update

I recently updated my contact information on my website. Because of my intense writing schedule, I've had to cut off most ways for people to get in touch with me. Unfortunately, I'm easily distracted, and answering email, letters, tweets, Facebook, etc. eats into my time too much. I think you guys would rather have me spending my time finishing the next book.

Be aware that there are quite a few fake Rick Riordan Facebook accounts and other social networking pages. A good rule of thumb: if someone sends you a message online, it isn't me. I don't have time, and I don't do that! Also be aware that all past email addresses for my old websites have been disabled. Some of these will still show up on internet searches, but they are no longer functional, so don't bother with them!

As for physical mailing addresses, the only one for fan mail is the publisher's address. I don't accept fan mail at any other address. If by some miracle a fan letter gets directly to my home address, I will not read or acknowledge it. Again, I have to protect my writing time and my family's privacy. Chances are, though, if you try another address, your letter will never get to me. You'd be amazed how many other 'Rick Riordans' there are out there, and how many are mad at me because they are getting my mail.

Sorry I can't be more available to individual fans, but like I say in my FAQ, the best way I can communicate with you guys right now is by writing the best books I can as quickly as possible!

Here is the contact information as posted on my website:

Contact by email

Unfortunately at the present time Rick is not able to accept email through his website because of his writing schedule. In order to get the next book finished in a timely fashion so you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary to read it, he has to keep focused on the writing! However, you can check the FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites:

Click here for Rick's Facebook page. Rick's blog feeds into his Facebook page, and he does accept friend requests from time to time, but Rick is not an active Facebook user. He doesn't read or respond to emails through Facebook. As mentioned above, this is so he can keep focused on his writing.

You can follow Rick on Twitter at @camphalfblood. This is a good way to keep up with the latest from Rick, but he does not reply to direct queries through Twitter.

BE AWARE: Any other Facebook pages or Twitter accounts claiming to be Rick Riordan or authorized by Rick Riordan are not. Always be skeptical when someone makes a claim about their identity on the Internet. People pretend to be someone else all the time. If you get an email, instant message or other communication from someone online claiming to be Rick Riordan, it is NOT from Rick. He does not use any accounts except the ones above, and does not initiate communications with people online.

Contact by regular mail
You can send letters to Rick in care of his publisher:

Rick Riordan
c/o Hyperion Books for Children
114 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

This is the ONLY address through which Rick accepts fan mail. If you try to send mail to any other address, it will not reach Rick and will not be answered. Be aware that it can take several months for mail to be forwarded to Rick through the publisher. Rick always reads fan letters, but due to the large volume of mail he receives, he cannot respond personally to letters.

Please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SEND BOOKS OR OTHER ITEMS THROUGH THE MAIL FOR AUTOGRAPHS. We cannot accommodate such shipments, and will not be responsible for the condition or return of any items sent through the mail.