Win a chance to be a character in an upcoming Joe Pickett novel!
In honor of the release of The Disappeared, the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up with author C.J. Box to launch a tour series and a competition.
This is a self-guided, year-round tour/scavenger hunt to name places and businesses mentioned in the series or were the inspiration for a fictional location. Participants will pay $5.00 to download a .pdf document with the list of locations and the rules. There will be three tours, each with about 12 stops, and participants will take selfies or photos of the location. Uploading and hash tagging on social media is encouraged.
A competition will be held, and the randomly drawn winner will get to be a character in an upcoming Joe Pickett novel! To enter the annual competition, on online entry form will be used and a photo upload and $35 entry fee are required. This selfie photo must include a special Joe Pickett Tour sign at a location.
Hot on the Trail with Joe Pickett
Download one of three different scavenger hunt style tours from the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce website along with a competition entry form. Each self guided year-round tours are available for a $5 download fee. The competition entry form is a $35 fee.
About Author CJ Box
C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 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, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum as well as the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America in 2017. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Millions of copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. and around the world. Two television series based on his novels are currently in development.
The Disappeared, the 18th Joe Pickett novel, was published March 27, 2018 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained on the list for five consecutive weeks.
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, Box 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. They have three daughters and one (so far) grandchild. He and his wife Laurie live on their small ranch in Wyoming.