C.J. Box presented an author talk and book signing on Thursday, Oct. 26, on the campus on Christopher Newport University in Newport News to more than 350 people. 

The Box Event was the eleventh anniversary author event sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium, which in the past few years presented the best-selling authors Orson Scott Card in 2010, Catherine Coulter in 2011, Nikki Giovanni in 2012, Jeff Shaara in 2013, T.C. Boyle in 2014, Brad Parks in 2015, and Adriana Trigiani in 2016. The Consortium formed in 2006 to encourage the study and enjoyment of books and to foster cooperation among all types of libraries on the Peninsula.