C.J. Box is the author of twenty-two Joe Pickett novels, five stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38. He has been a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and his books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Wyoming native, Box has also worked on a ranch and as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor. He lives outside Cheyenne with his family.