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Shanaya Fastje (1999) published her first book, Mystery School, in 2009 at the age of just 10 years old! She has published four other books and is currently working on her 6th, a paranormal/fantasy novel.

Shanaya FastjeĀ 

Rick Riodan (1964) began his wildly popular book series with The Lightning Thief in 2005. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief hit the big screen starring Logan Lerman. A second film, Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters came out in 2013.

Rick Riodan

I thoroughly enjoyed the first five book Percy Jackson series. It was something new and different. I felt the pace and the intrigue as well as the plot twists held my attention. The movies… eh. While entertaining I just felt that too many changes happened. My daughter will tell you that I totally ruined the evening for her as I kept whispering in her ear all the discrepancies and mistakes. And I normally cannot stand a person doing that (I never see a movie featuring the Navy with my husband or father-in-law). I also enjoyed Greek Gods. I have not started the second series or the Magnus Chase (Norse mythology) series.