Digger Cartwright: I think my first writing experience was writing a different ending to a book. I didn’t like the ending. I thought it should end a different way, so I sat down and wrote the last two chapters the way I figured they should be. I guess I realized at that point that I enjoyed creative writing. I started out by writing some short stories and screenplays. I wrote an early version of The Versailles Conspiracy that was my first attempt at a full length novel. It came out more like a movie, so I locked it away. My writing progressed from there, and I wrote Murder at the Ocean Forest as my first full length novel. I was in the back of a limo on a long trip and I wrote the outline for the novel and made a lot of notes
about the characters. When I got home, I started working on it and never really stopped writing. I went from that back to The Versailles Conspiracy then to The House of Dark Shadows then The Maynwarings and now Conversations on the Bench.