The Library Foundation Inc. is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling Wyoming author C. J. Box to Campbell County Public Library on Thursday, May 3. Friends of the Library will host a member-only event starting with hors d’oeuvres at 6pm and a Meet & Greet at 6:30pm. Box will speak at a free public event at 7pm followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 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, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum as well as the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America in 2017. 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. Two television series based on his novels are currently in development.
The Disappeared, the 18th Joe Pickett novel, will be published March 27, 2018.
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. He and his wife Laurie have three daughters and one (so far) grandchild. They live on their small ranch in Wyoming.