Richard Russell Riordan (born June 5, 1964) is the creator of the Percy Jackson series, and is better than SMeyer for the following reasons:
- He's a better writer.
- He's more successful.
- He is a human.
- He's neither Edward Cullen, nor did he write Percy Jackson as a shameless self-insert.
- He did write Percy Jackson as a role model for his dyslexic son with ADHD.
- He's far more creative and original than Meyer.
- He does research and thinks about plot and characters before writing.
- He encourages criticism for his work.
- He is against racism, sexism, and homophobia.
- He also expands the world of Percy Jackson beyond the original books by making spinoffs (e.g. The Kane Chronicles ) and sequels. (e.g. Heroes of Olympus)
- He promotes other writers and their work via Rick Riordan Presents .
- He also does so on his official twitter account. (a very recent example here )
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