Charles James Box was a native of Wyoming and a writer of popular fiction. While working as a journalist and in the tourism business, Box wrote his first book "Open Season," which was published in 2001. "Open Season" was the first of several books by Box that featured the character of Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. In 2008, his stand-alone novel "Blue Heaven" won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel in 2009. Box's books have won several awards, and have been published in over twenty-five languages.
From the description of C. J. Box papers, 1988-2011 (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 673906392