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C.J. Box

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 29 novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, the MPIBA Award for fiction, the Western Heritage Award, the Spur Award, and the 2021 Falcon Award. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Millions of copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. and around the world. His novel THE HIGHWAY serves as the inspiration for the hit ABC series Big Sky. The first season of Joe Pickett, based on his Joe Pickett novels, was released on Spectrum Originals in 2022. The second season is currently filming.

Shadows Reel debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was also an Amazon, Apple iBooks, IndieBound, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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 and currently serves on the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board. They have three daughters and one (so far) grandchild. He and his wife Laurie live on their small ranch in Wyoming.