C. J. Box is the Top Five New York Times bestselling author of 18 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. His short stories have been featured in America’s Best Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited-edition printings. 2008 novel BLOOD TRAIL was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin (Ireland) Literary Award. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. OPEN SEASON, BLUE HEAVEN and NOWHERE TO RUN have been optioned for film. Over three 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 2013: BREAKING POINT (3/12, A Joe Pickett novel) debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List and remaind for five consecutive weeks. THE HIGHWAY (a stand-alone featuring Cody Hoyt) was released July and debuted at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
In 2014, there will be two new releases: STONE COLD, a Joe Pickett novel, will debut in March, and SHOTS FIRED: Stories From Joe Pickett Country, will be released in late July.
C. J. Box