Award-Winning Mystery Novelist Digger Cartwright Announces Halloween Fundraiser

Orlando, FL & Miami, FL October 19, 2017—The office of Digger Cartwright has announced the first in a series of fundraisers. Murder at the Ocean Forest will be offered at a special price of $2.99 for the remainder of October. Please see below for instructions for this fundraiser. Mr. Cartwright is an avid supporter of animal rescue groups and has chosen to give 100% of the proceeds from this event to Best Friends Animal Society.

Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement:

“Best friends Animal Society has worked tirelessly these past few months, as they do each and every year. Their rescue efforts in Texas and Florida are commendable and have warmed my heart and the hearts of all the victims of these natural disasters. Their efforts are ongoing and now more than ever they need our support. I am happy to offer my ebook Murder at the Ocean Forest in support of this cause. Thank you Best Friends Animal Society for all of your hard work.”

Murder at the Ocean Forest was a finalist in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards and in the 2016 and 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

Fundraiser instructions: This fundraiser is only for Murder at the Ocean Forest by Digger Cartwright purchased at through the link listed below. The purchase is for Ebooks ONLY in the following formats: Epub, Mobi and PDF. Please be sure to select what format you need. The purchase price is $2.99USD and can be completed through PayPal. All proceeds from this purchase will benefit Best Friends Animal Society. Additional information and the purchase link can be found Here.

About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of 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, The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West, and Conversations on the Bench, an inspirational/motivational novel. His books are available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through his website,, on-line booksellers and bookstores. His novels won awards or been recognized in various prestigious competitions including the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards, the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, the IndieReader Discovery Award, the Beverly Hills Book Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Awards, to name a few.

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 and various animal causes.

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

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Revisit: Interview by Mdluchies: What has been your favorite project as an author?

DC: I don’t know that I could pick out a favorite project of the books that I’ve written.  They’re all labors of love, and they’re all like my children.  I’ve dedicated a great deal of time and energy to bringing these books to fruition, and they’re all so distinctly different that it’s tough to say I have a favorite.  Having said that, my new book, Conversations on the Bench, was particularly rewarding for different reasons.  I got to step out of my mystery writing frame of mind where you create everything from scratch and step into the role of being a storyteller of the lives of actual people.  I got to meet and get to know a couple of very interesting people and tell their story.  In doing this, I found myself very inspired by the protagonist of the book.  His story was very uplifting and motivational, and it was very emotional.  It was a chance to share with others some wit and wisdom that everyone can relate to in some way.   It’s sort of like stating the obvious, but the lessons are coming from this very fascinating individual and are explained in a way that only he could explain them.  So, I would say that Conversations on the Bench was a very interesting and rewarding experience, but all my books have been very enjoyable projects for me.

Re-release: Interview by Mdluchies: Why do you choose to write?

DC: I guess I’ve always had an interest in or passion for writing. I’ve written numerous articles about various subjects—business, politics, entertainment, society. I think writing novels is rather therapeutic for me. I have the chance to decompress from the stress of the real world and get lost in a world that I’m creating. And I’m a pretty analytical person, so I like writing mysteries that require a good deal of planning and analysis. In the business world, I have to solve problems from time to time, so I guess mystery novels are an extension of problem solving. I present a problem in the book, collect the evidence, then solve the problem or have some resolution to the problem. Writing is a somewhat natural extension of my business side, and I find it very relaxing to sit and create books for other people to read and enjoy. And on top of all that, it’s really a rewarding experience to write a novel, and I’m not talking in the fame or financial sense. When you finished that book and have the printed book in your hand, it gives you this overwhelming sense of accomplishment. It’s refreshing. It’s rewarding. It’s relaxing, and I think it’s a great escape from the realities of life.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs According to Digger: 10

Sam Walton-While I’m not a fan of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton did more for bringing inexpensive goods to consumers than anyone in generations.   Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club. Before his death in 1992 he had a net worth of $23 Billion.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs according to Digger: 9

Pierre Omidyar-If you can’t find it on eBay, you probably won’t find it anywhere.  He’s taken a simple concept and turned it into a multi-billion dollar global marketplace.  Whereas years ago, you might have to know someone who knows someone who has a friend who can get you the car part you’re looking for, now you simply plug the information into eBay and you’ll undoubtedly be presented with multiple options from sellers throughout the world.  eBay has done more to open commerce between individuals than anything in our generation.  Pierre Morad Omidyar is a French-Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is the founder and chairman of the eBay auction site. He became a billionaire at the age of 31 with eBay’s 1998 Initial Public Offering. According to Forbes Pierre had a net worth of $8.5 Billion in 2013.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs according to Digger: 8

Jeff Bezos-Have you ever bought something from  Thank Jeff Bezos.  He’s made shopping from home for just about anything imaginable easy.   Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of According to Business Week Bezos’ stock declined early this year bringing his net worth to $29.7 Billion after the drop.

Top 10 Entrepreneurs according to Digger: 7

Howard Hughes-By far the most fascinating entrepreneur on the list.  When he set his mind to do something, he did it.  Granted, he had a good start in life from his father’s business, but he accomplished a great deal more with his entrepreneurial spirit.  Though it only flew once, The Spruce Goose, was probably his most noted endeavor (good or bad).  Add to that RKO, TWA, a Las Vegas empire, and his reclusiveness, and he’s surely one of the most interesting businessmen in American history.     He was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. When he died in 1976 he had a net worth of 1.5 billion; equivalent to 6.22 billion today.