The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance by Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Wins USA Regional Excellence Book Award

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC & Washington, D.C. April 6, 2015—The office of mystery author Digger Cartwright is pleased to announce that The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance won 1st place in the western category for the Southeast region in the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards.


Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement regarding the book award for The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance:

“Given my love of westerns, the USA Regional Excellence Book Award for The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance is very special.  Westerns haven’t really been in style for a while, and many people questioned what I was doing when I set out to write this book.  I told them they wouldn’t be disappointed as this book would have my own unique spin on it and still have an element of mystery as well.

Thank you to the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards and to the judges in this competition.  Equally important, I would like to thank all those who have read this book and my other books and who continue to support my writing endeavors.”

Digger Cartwright’s award-winning western novel, The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, mixes politics, scandal, gold, and the biggest cattle ranch in the Old West as the Maynwarings battle to keep what is theirs, preserve a way of life, and protect the future.  The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance centers around the Maynwaring family–Barron, a United States Senator for the State of Nevada, his wife Eleanor and their children, Mary Catherine, Breckenridge, Houston, and Stokes.  In addition to their massive ranch, The Greenbrier, they have business interests in timber, mining, hotels, mills, and banking.


Barron Maynwaring returns to the Greenbrier ranch only to be embroiled in a political smear, cattle rustling, the murder of their neighbor, and the lynching of their long-time friend.  Clearly, the once peaceful place the Maynwarings call home has changed.  The arrival of a suspicious businessman in Carson City leads to a dark and cunning plan, and as the Maynwarings venture forth, they soon find themselves forced into a sinister game of chance, which will ultimately determine the fate of The Greenbrier and the future of Carson City.


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The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through Digger Cartwright’s website, on-line booksellers and bookstores.  Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at or


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.


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.


Mr. Cartwright is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters, the Wounded Warrior Project, and local Meals on Wheels programs.


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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