C.J. Box: Author, Age, Wife, Series, Net worth!

C.J. Box is an author from America. He has written more than twenty books. His famous creation is The Joe Pickett series. Most of his novels consist of self-contained stories and are a collection of short stories. C.J. Box Novels are translated into 27 languages and have sold millions of copies. 

His debut novel, the Open season, has won four awards in the Best First Novel category. The box is known as the New York best-seller author.

Before becoming famous, C.J. Box worked as a fishing Guide on a ranch, surveyor, editor, and newspaper journalist in a small-town newspaper.  

 C.J. Box co-owns an International Tourism marketing firm with her wife, which serves the state government.

C.J. Box Early Life:

Full Real Name Charles James Box Jr.
Family Name Box
Profession Author
Date Of Birth November 9th, 1958
Age 63
Birthday November 9th
Year Of Birth 1958
Nick Name C.J. Box
Current Residence Cheyenne
Country United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity N/A
Religion Presbyterian

Charles James Box Jr. is C.J. Box’s full name. He was born on 9th November 1958. His birthplace is Casper, a city in Wyoming located in the USA. Currently, he is 63 years old and resides outside Cheyenne. 

In childhood, when C.J. Box was two years old, his family shifted to Europe and returned when he was 12. 

C.J. Box Family Background: 

Father N/A
Mother N/A
Brothers N/A
Sisters N/A

C.J. Box’s father was in the navy. Later, when he retired, he chose a teaching profession. Other details like the name of the parents are not available. His number of siblings is also not known.  

C.J. Box Education:

Highest Qualification Graduation
University University of Denver
College N/A
High School Kelly Walsh 

C.J. Box went to Kelly Walsh high school. It’s a public secondary school in Casper. He graduated from the University of Denver in Journalism through a scholarship in 1981.

C.J. Box Physical Stats:

Weight In Kg N/A
Weight In Lbs N/A
Height In Feet N/A
Height In Meter N/A
Hair Color N/A
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C.J. Box’s physical stats are not available, though his pictures are available. His height, weight, shoe size, eyes, and hair color are not mentioned. 

C.J. Box Birth Signs:

Sun Sign Scorpio
Star Sign Scorpion
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Fixed

C.J. Box’s sun and zodiac sign are Scorpio. His Moon sign is Libra, and his rising sign is Capricorn.

Birth sign Duality is passive, and Birth Sign Modality and Element Fixed Water. 

C.J. Box Net Worth:

Net Worth $3 million to $5 million
Source Of Income Author

C.J. Box’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 million to $5 million. His main source of income is his Novelist career. C.J. Box’s other source of income is the Tourism business set in Wyoming. His asset bifurcation details are not available. 

C.J. Box Relationship:

Spouse Name Laurie
Daughters Becky, Molly, and Roxanne
No Of Children 3
Marital Status married

C.J. Box is married to Laurie and has three beautiful daughters. Together they have raised their daughters in Cheyenne. Becky, Molly, and Roxanne are their daughters’ names. C.J.’s youngest daughter went to the University of Wyoming. He is also the grandfather of two grandchildren. 

C.J. Box Career:

After graduating, C.J. Box found a journalist job in a small Saratoga newspaper in Wyoming. He worked there for approx. Four years. During that job, he learned the aspects of business, ranching, and issues faced by a small community in daily life. He did many other jobs too. He served on the Board of Directors for Cheyenne Frontier Days.

C.J. Box then started working as an author and writing his novel. Selling his first novel to a publisher took him five years. Finally, in 2001 “Open Season” was published by Putnam. This book received my awards. 

Putnam requested C.J. Box to write more than two to three books, so the author wrote the “Joe Pickett,” a long-lasting series with 12 parts. Joe Pickett’s books are recommended to read in order because the story elements move from one volume to another like a zigzag puzzle with our novel hero.

In his author career, C.J. Box has sold 20 million-plus copies of his books in the U.S alone. He has written approx—27 books to date. 

C.J. Box’s books primarily address serious issues like hydraulic fracturing’s effects on the environment, ecological warfare, using drones while hunting and fishing, and many more. 

C.J. Box Awards:

  • Gumshoe Award
  • Anthony Award
  • Barry Award
  • Macavity Award
  • Edgar Award
  • Prix Calibre 38 Award
  • \’BIG WYO\’
  • Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award
  • Western Heritage Award for Literature
  • Falcon Award

C.J. Box has won four awards for his debut novel in Best First Novel Category. The Award Names are the Gumshoe Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, and the Macavity Award. 

He won the Edgar Award, the Best Mystery Novel of 2008, for his first self-contained novel ‘Blue Heaven.’ He also won a Prix Calibre 38 Award in France.

He won many awards like ‘BIG WYO,’ the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award, Western Heritage Award for Literature, and Falcon Award for Breaking Point in these years, i.e., 2008, 2010, 2016, and 2021 respectively. 

C.J. Box Social Appearance:


C.J. Box has on Instagram @cjboxnovels and has 4K+ followers.

On Twitter, you can find him at cjboxauthor. He has 9k+ followers. 

On Facebook, his page has around 60K followers with the Intro ‘C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels.

C.J. Box has its own website for his novels. This site consists of buying books, news, and store options. You can connect on https://www.cjbox.net/ to his website. 


C.J. Box is one of the New York Times’ bestselling authors. He has written more than twenty novels and has been appreciated with many awards. His achievement is a milestone for others. He has completed 63 years, with many ups and downs in his initial career. We hope to see more novels written by him in the future. 

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