Conversations on the Bench by Award-Winning Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Wins USA Regional Excellence Book Award

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC  May 3, 2016—Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that Conversations on the Bench, a motivational book inspired by the two founders of Thinking Outside the Boxe, has won 1st place in the self-help category for the Southeast region in the 2nd Annual USA Regional Excellence Book Awards.  This is the second year that Conversations on the Bench has won a USA REBA award.  In 2015, Conversations on the Bench won 1st place in the memoir category.

Mr. Cartwright attended his first Thinking Outside the Boxe symposium in 2007 and has been an active contributor to the think tank since then.  He wrote Conversations on the Bench as a tribute to Sebastian G. Peréy, an instrumental contributor to Thinking Outside the Boxe.  Conversations on the Bench chronicles Sebastian’s wit, wisdom and life lessons as shared through a series of conversations over the years.  Mr. Cartwright ensures that readers will be able to identify Sebastian’s lessons that are relevant to their own lives and apply Sebastian’s advice to overcome their own unique challenges.

Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement:

“I’m honored that Conversations on the Bench has won its second REBA.  As I’ve said many times in the past, this book offers something for everyone; Sebastian’s life lessons are timeless.  I’m glad that we’re able to share a bit of his wit and wisdom with readers of all ages and all walks of life.  This is a very meaningful award, and I’d like to accept this recognition in honor of Sebastian and Robbie; without their story, this book wouldn’t have been possible.”

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About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the award-winning author of several mystery stories, teleplays, and novels including The Versailles Conspiracy, a modern day political thriller, Murder at the Ocean Forest, a traditional mystery novel set in the 1940s, The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller, and The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West.  Conversations on the Bench is an inspirational/motivational novel.  His books are available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through his website, on-line booksellers and bookstores.

Mr. Cartwright is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters.  He enjoys golf, participating in charity golf tournaments, and attending WWE events.  He divides his time between Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Florida.

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