C. J. Box is the Top Five New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Open Season, Blue Heaven and Nowhere To Run have been optioned for film. Over 6 million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone.
When your Joe Pickett series debuted back in 2001, I’m sure you thought, “Hot damn! It’s hella hard to get a novel published these days!” Now, warp speed to this year. Pretend you’re a novice author trying to get Open Season published by a NY pub house. What would Seasoned C.J. say to Novice C.J., with all that you know about publishing today?
|Title: Free Fire (Joe Pickett Series)|
Author(s): C J Box
ISBN: 1-5012-5927-X / 978-1-5012-5927-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA
ENDANGERED is the fifteenth book in your Joe Pickett series. What do you feel is the hardest thing about keeping a series fresh?
Wow -- how did you know about that? Well, yeah; Robert Redford is the executive producer and they're pitching a Joe Pickett television series. Nobody has said let's do this yet, but right now, they've started to take it network to network, something like 14 places.