In one of the biggest events in children's publishing, Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series, and James Patterson, author of the Witch & Wizard, Maximum Ride, and Daniel X series, and the upcoming Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, will share the stage for "An Evening with Rick Riordan and James Patterson, hosted by Al Roker," a live special event for their  fans on Wednesday, May 25th at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, NY at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be priced at $5 and will be available through Lincoln Center's website,; by calling Center Charge at 212-721-6500 or at the theater's box office beginning Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit nonprofit literacy organization, First Book.