Any Percy Jackson fans out there?  

I had a great chat with Rick Riordan last night for Ink Pellet’s Big Interview. I won’t reveal anything about our brilliant chat – you will have to wait for the magazine to hit your staffroom in October – but I can share with you a date for your diaries.

In case you didn’t know, Rick is the author of the phenomenally popular Percy Jackson series – the first was released as a film in January. My 12-year-old nephew thanked the ash cloud that left him stranded in Egypt so that he could complete the books in peace! Rick is visiting the UK in November and will be taking part in a webcast called Rick Riordan Virtually Live. Now here is the key information: the webcast will take place at 2pm on November 2 and schools, indivduals and libraries (if there are any still open in November!) can register to watch at

Make it a date!