C. J. Box writes short stories and novels, including the Joe Pickett series. His first stand-alone novel, Blue Heaven, won an Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2008, and his short stories were included in Americas Best Mystery Stories of 2006. He has also received the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38, Macavity Award, Gumshoe Award, and Barry Award. He co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife. In 2008, he was awarded the BIG WYO Award from the Wyoming tourism industry. His title Breaking Point made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.