C.J. Box

C.J. Box, credit: Roger Carey

C. J. Box is the award-winning creator of the Joe Pickett series. Born in Wyoming, he worked as a reporter, surveyor, ranch hand, and fishing guide before he began writing fiction. In Open Season (2001), Box introduced Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden and expert outdoorsman who fights corruption on the plains. The novel was a success, winning the Gumshoe Award and spawning an ongoing series that has now stretched to more than twelve novels, including Force of Nature (2012) and the Edgar Award–winning Blue Heaven (2009). You can find his website at this link

Box co-owns a tourism marketing firm with his wife, Laurie, and in 2008 won the BIG WYO award for his efforts to bring visitors to his home state. Box is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. A lover of the outdoors, he has traveled across the American West on foot, horse, and skis. He lives in Wyoming with his family.

“A master.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Box provides the complete suspense package.” - Kirkus Reviews

“[Box] knows life and death in the backcountry like few other writers today.” - Library Journal

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