The House of Dark Shadows by Internationally Acclaimed Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Awarded Silver Medal by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC September 18, 2017—Thinking Outside the Boxe and the office of internationally acclaimed, award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright are pleased to announce that The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller, has been awarded a Silver medal in the fiction/Southern category in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest. This is the third medal for The House of Dark Shadows awarded by the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards; the book received a Silver medal in both the 2015 and 2016 competitions.

Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement after the announcement of the 2017 awards:

I am thrilled that The House of Dark Shadows has received a silver medal in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest for the third year in a row. This competition is one of the largest and most prestigious for indie authors, and I’m honored that the readers have consistently recognized The House of Dark Shadows as one of their favorites. There is no greater reward for an indie author than to have your work recognized by readers from all over the country and throughout the world. I offer my thanks to the organizers of this event and especially to the readers who took the time to read, review, and support The House of Dark Shadows in this contest. Thank you all.

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Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at or The House of Dark Shadows is available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle from Amazon by clicking here.

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, 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.

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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Revisit: Do you write on other business related articles other than books under the mystery genre?

I have written a number of articles and opinion pieces on business, the economy, politics, and other current matters or events. A good deal of what I’ve done in the past few years outside of writing mystery novels has been for Thinking Outside the Boxe, which is a private think tank that writes commentaries on a wide range of issues. They have a symposium every year with panelists to discuss currents events. I’ve participated in that forum several times over the last six years. It’s a good way to step away from the fictitious world that I immerse myself in when I’m writing a mystery novel and talk about real life events and every day issues that affect people throughout the world. I’m a problem solver. I have to solve problems in my businesses all the time, and there are plenty of problems in the United States and elsewhere, both political and economic problems, that need to be solved. I stay current with what’s going on in the world, so I like to contribute my thoughts and opinions on how we can fix some of these problems. Sadly, I haven’t gotten any calls from anyone who has read any of my commentaries to say they liked the idea or that it was a good or a bad idea or that they’d like to try out my idea to see if it would fix some of our problems here in America. But I like expressing my opinions and giving my solutions, and Thinking Outside the Boxe has been kind enough to let me contribute to their website and their efforts, so I’ll just keep talking about what’s important in the world we live in and try to make the world a better place.

So, there’s the economic and political articles that I write as well as the mystery novels, but my newest book that is coming out at the end of April is a motivational book called Conversations on the Bench. It’s about a very inspirational person that I had the pleasure to meet a few years back. He was a great thinker who also liked to solve problems and who had an abundance of personality and charm and wisdom. He had a lot of life lessons to share with people, and he did just that. Even I got the benefit of some of his words of wisdom and anecdotes. This was really stepping out of the box for me to write a story that wasn’t a mystery but that was inspired by actual people and events. I certainly enjoyed the experience, and I hope readers like Conversations on the Bench, but after that I’m going to stick with fiction with a mystery theme.

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