C.J Box

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C.J. Box

CJ 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, CJ 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 live on their small ranch in Wyoming. They have three daughters and one (so far) grandchild.


Interviewed 25 April 2020

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

I’ve three careers. This is by far the best one.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

1. The Rocky Mountains
2. Snow
3. A river valley
4. Sagebrush
5. Our horses
6. My house
7. Sagebrush
8. Pronghorn antelope
9. A bald eagle

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Hamburger with grilled onions.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

1. Mark Twain
2. Joseph Heller
3. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Thomas McGuane
5. Dave Chappelle
6. Flannery O’Conner
7. Winston Churchill

Six things you can't live without ...

1. Fly-fishing
2. 4x4 pickup truck
3. My wife and daughters
4. My computer
5. My books
6. Dogs

Five favourite words ...

1. Suddenly
2. Flummoxed
3. Pole-axed
4. Cascade
5. Rivulets

Four places you'd run away to ...

1. Yellowstone Park
2. Maine
3. Alaska
4. Portugal

Three books you've bought recently ...

1. Conviction by Denise Mina
2. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
3. The River by Peter Heller

Two things that make you rant ...

1. Politicians
2. Lists

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Don’t worry – it’ll all work out.