During a walk around the Jardin de Tuileries in Paris, Julia Rittenberg took this candid shot of a French reader (she’s reading the French version of Three Weeks To Say Goodbye).
BREAKING POINT, the 13th Joe Pickett novel, is loosely based on an outgrageous overreach by the EPA against Mike and Chantell Sackett of Idaho. Here, CJB meets the Sacketts at a fundraiser for the Pacific Legal Foundation, who defended the couple and won a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court victory.
The lovely Cindy Lawrence and her daughter Caitlin Straton wore matching "I Love Joe Pickett" shirts to the Books in Bloom Book Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in May, 2012.
Micheal Connelly, C.J. Box, and Lee Child are all published in France by Calmann-Levy. This photo was taken at a dinner party hosted by the publisher in March of 2012.
A photographer asked C.J. Box to "look menacing" for a photo at the Quais du Polar book festival in Lyon in March, 2012. Then he asked him to write something on a chalk board.
Cheyenne resident John Nemecek was the high bidder to have his name in a book at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Volunteer Crisis Fund dinner. He didn't know at the time his name would be used as Nate Romanowski's one-time mentor and nemesis in FORCE OF NATURE (2012).
Montana-based long-haul truckers Butch and Dana Preston were kind enough to let C.J. Box tag along in their truck from Billings to Chicago in February of 2012. The purpose of the trip was to help with research for a future stand-alone tentatively called THE HIGHWAY. The Prestons couldn't have been better hosts.
C.J. Box proudly holds out the biggest cutthroat trout he's ever caught. We're talking 25 inches and 7/8 pounds. On an 8-wt flyrod. At a secret undisclosed location in Montana. As always, no fish were killed in the making of this photograph.