Conversations on the Bench by Internationally Acclaimed Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Awarded Bronze Medal by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC September 12, 2017—Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of internationally acclaimed, award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that Conversations on the Bench, a motivational book inspired by Thinking Outside the Boxe contributors, has been awarded a bronze medal in the fiction/inspirational category in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest. This is the third medal for Conversations on the Bench awarded by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards; the book received a Bronze medal in the 2016 competition and a Silver medal in 2015. Continue reading

The 11th Annual Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Golf Tournament at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 2, 2017—The Executive Committee of the Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Golf Tournament released the results of the 11th annual tournament contested on Monday, February 20, 2017 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  This year’s Invitational featured a record-setting field of eighty-nine competitors.  For the first time in the history of the event, favorable weather conditions including a high temperature of 75 degrees and plenty of sunshine prevailed.

New champions were awarded the Obelisk of Victory.  The team of Mike Hogan, Blair Anderson, Kris Davis, and O’Neil McCoy shot a new tournament record of 61 (-11).  The second place team, led by Tommy Davis, posted a score of 63 (-9).  The third place team, finishing at 65 (-7), consisted of Michael Vaught, Randy Dropko, Jeff Knapp, and Jimmy Turner.

Photographs from the tournament are currently being added to the Invitational’s website, www.ClingerInvitational.com.

About Mr. Clinger—Robert M. Clinger III is the founder of Highland Global Business Valuations, a strategic advisory and business valuation consultancy, and Thinking Outside the Boxe, an independent think tank. He has strong experience in the fields of business valuation, financial analysis, and mergers and acquisitions of privately-held enterprises.  Mr. Clinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance, summa cum laude, from Coastal Carolina University and received the distinguished President’s award.  Mr. Clinger has also earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), and the Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) for the International Research Association.

About The Dunes Golf & Beach Club—The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is a private golf club built in 1948.  It is recognized as one of Robert Trent Jones’ finest designs. Since its inception, it has proved to be a world class course, offering the best in golf and member services.  The course has a rating of 75.7 and a slope rating of 144.  Each hole has its own descriptive name to give golfers an idea of what to expect before they tee off. “Waterloo”, hole 13, is the signature hole of the Dunes Club. “Waterloo” has received many accolades and awards as one of the greatest golf holes in the world.

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The Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Executive Committee

www.ClingerInvitational.com

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Conversations on the Bench by Internationally Acclaimed Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Awarded Bronze Medal by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC October 14, 2016—Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of internationally acclaimed, award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that Conversations on the Bench, a motivational book inspired by Thinking Outside the Boxe contributors, has been awarded a bronze medal in the non-fiction/inspirational category in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest.  This is the second medal for Conversations on the Bench awarded by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards; the book received a silver medal in the 2015 competition.            Continue reading

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

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC  October 15, 2016—Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of internationally acclaimed, award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that Conversations on the Bench, a motivational book inspired by Thinking Outside the Boxe contributors, has won a Book Excellence Award in the motivational category.  The Book Excellence Awards are hosted by Literary Excellence Incorporated in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.         Continue reading

Thinking Outside the Boxe Announces its Election Day Champagne Summit

Myrtle Beach, SC, Orlando, FL, October 17, 2016— Thinking Outside the Boxe, an independent and nonpartisan think tank, is pleased to announce that it will hold its Election Day Champagne Summit series in Orlando, Florida on November 7-9, 2016.  Thinking Outside the Boxe’s Champagne Summit provides an opportunity for political strategists and commentators, business leaders, economists, and individuals interested in nonpartisan examination of current events to gather for three days of debate and roundtable discussions on economic conditions/outlook, geopolitical events, domestic politics, foreign policy, business conditions/outlook, societal issues, among other topics.  This Champagne Summit will focus on the U.S. election, relevant political topics, and the outlook for the administration of the 45th President of the United States.     Continue reading

For Immediate Release: Award-Winning Mystery Novelist Digger Cartwright’s Independence Day Speech

Orlando, FL July 4, 2016—The office of award-winning mystery novelist Digger Cartwright has released the transcript of Mr. Cartwright’s Independence Day speech delivered at the Thinking Outside the Boxe Champagne Summit in Orlando.

An excerpt from the transcript of Mr. Cartwright’s speech follows:
Today we mark the 240th anniversary of our declaring independence from Great Britain and establishing our own nation. The American colonies and the “commoners” had grown tired of the tyranny of the British Crown and spent the next seven years at war to secure our independence as a new and free nation. After our victory over Great Britain and in the ensuing years, our Founding Fathers drafted and the states ultimately adopted our Constitution and established our constitutional republic… Continue reading

Award Winning Indie Author Digger Cartwright Marked “Indie Reader Approved”

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Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC & Washington, D.C. June 10, 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 contributors to Thinking Outside the Boxe, was given a 4 star review and marked as “Indie Reader Approved” by Indie Reader, a preeminent venue for readers to find and purchase books written by indie authors.

An excerpt from the review from Indie Reader follows:

An account of one man’s lifetime of knowledge on how to lead a satisfying, successful and ultimately emotionally fulfilled life, divided into 25 essential lessons.

 When author Digger [Cartwright] has a chance meeting with Sebastian and Robbie at a retreat at a golf course, he isn’t expecting his perception of life to be dramatically altered. And yet, after spending some time with the two men, Digger begins to overhear a hard-earned trove of information about how to lead the best possible life one can…

 Digger learns lessons that include never abandoning a position of strength within one’s own relationships and learning how and when to swallow one’s pride are recorded in a third-person format; early on, Digger explains that he has decided to structure the work to best illustrate the lessons, and therefore sometimes combines stories he has heard from Robbie and Sebastian in order to construct the narrative. The result is a trove of common sense derived from a lifetime of owning a business, relating with family members, and learning how to navigate the often tricky and frustrating world of customer relationships… However, the work does ultimately capture the essence and wisdom of Sebastian, creating a lasting testament to a man who was not fooled by the false goals of material possessions and wealth, but rather the deep-seated satisfaction that comes from leading a hardworking, honest life.

 CONVERSATIONS ON THE BENCH provides a warm, funny, often poignant collection of a man’s lifetime of real-world wisdom designed to benefit generations to come.

 For the full review and information on the Indie Reader Discovery Awards please click here.

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.

Conversations on the Bench received two USA Regional Excellence Book Awards (2015 & 2016) and a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (2015).  It was also a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards (2015 & 2016) and the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2016).  An excerpt from Conversations on the Bench can be viewed on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at www.DiggerCartwright.com or www.MysteryDigger.com.

 

About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the 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.  His latest book, 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 has contributed to a number of articles on a wide range of financial, strategic planning, and policy topics.  He frequently contributes articles, commentaries, and editorials focusing on current economic and political topics for the private think tank, Thinking Outside the Boxe.

He enjoys golf, participating in charity golf tournaments, and attending WWE events.  He divides his time between Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Florida.

Press Contact:

Website:   http://www.DiggerCartwright.com

Blog:      http://www.MysteryDigger.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/DiggerCartwright

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Conversations on the Bench by Award-Winning Author Digger Cartwright Recognized as Finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards

Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that Conversations on the Bench was a finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.  Conversations on the Bench has previously won two USA Regional Excellence Book Awards (2015 and 2016), a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (2015), and was also a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in 2015 and 2016.

 

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.

 

An excerpt from Conversations on the Bench can be viewed on Amazon.com by clicking here.

The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) was founded in 2007 by Ellen Reid to be a champion of self-publishers and small & independent presses who produce books of excellence in every aspect.  According to NIEA, books that are recognized as Finalists are in every way outstanding.  The difference between the Winner and Finalist books are often so minute that the call might have gone either way.

For additional information on the National Indie Excellence Awards, please visit www.indieexcellence.com.

 

Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at www.DiggerCartwright.com or www.MysteryDigger.com.

 

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.

 

Press Contact:

Website:   http://www.DiggerCartwright.com

Blog:      http://www.MysteryDigger.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/DiggerCartwright

Twitter:   @mysterydigger

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mysterydigger

Daily News Briefing:  www.MysteryWriterNews.com