You may know that I've long admired Rick Riordan's writing and his Percy Jackson series which have been the gateway into books for many kids that I know. I've been lucky enough to meet him and I am always impressed by his kind and gracious manner toward his young fans and goggle-eyed librarians.
I think I started thinking of him as "Rockstar Rick Riordan" from the moment I turned the last page of The Lightning Thief. I knew I was holding reading gold* in my hands. "The man is a rockstar!" I thought.
Read his post about school visits.
Is there a title beyond "rockstar" I can apply to him?
*reading gold: a book that will convince a non-reader that there ARE some books worth reading for just the sheer pleasure of the experience.