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C.J. Box      

New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Joe Pickett Series & The Stand Alone Series

CJ Box is the Top Five New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Open Season, Blue Heaven and Nowhere To Run have been optioned for film. Over 6 million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone.

Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he owned an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. In 2008, Box was awarded the "BIG WYO" Award from the state tourism industry. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. They have three daughters. He lives in Wyoming.

Two novels were published in 2014: Stone Cold, a Joe Pickett novel, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List in March and Shots Fired: Stories From Joe Pickett Country debuted at #7 in late July.

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Life and Writing in the Mountain Time Zone:

C.J.'s keynote about his work, his life, and his passion for the American West.


Review: C.J. Box, in "Stone Cold," brings back Wyoming game ...

"Stone Cold" is Wyoming author C.J. Box's 14th Joe Pickett novel. It ushers readers into new moral territory with Joe forging ahead into a previously unexplored ...

Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C.J. Box — Reviews ...

From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so ...

Five Best: C.J. Box - WSJ

1This Dave Robicheaux mystery, like the best of Burke's superb work, offers, in addition to memorable characters, a kind of total immersion in its world, in this ...

A Cowboy in New York: C.J. Box

And the cowboy is real. He's C.J. Box, author of a mystery series featuring Joe Pickett, a game warden from Box's native Wyoming, whose 14th entry, Stone Cold, ...

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