Thursday Thoughts: Perception is reality

“Robbie, you don’t have much in common with your generation now, and I doubt you ever will. I doubt they’ll ever catch up to you.”

“But I’m still a good guy,” Robbie said defensively. “I just wish they’d get to know me. I can be really fun to hang out with.”

“Yes, but they don’t know that,” Sebastian countered. “They have a different perception about you, and their perception is their reality, whether it’s real or not.”

Robbie tilted his head to express his curiosity at the assertion. “All right,” he said. Then, as if sensing there was more to the story, he prompted, “Go ahead. I’m listening.”

“First, you know you’re not going to be like most of the other students,” Sebastian said. “You’re not going to change what you wear and how you live your life.”

“No,” Robbie agreed. “I know I’ll never fit in with them.”

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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 13, 2016—The office of award winning indie author Digger Cartwright announced that Conversations On The Bench 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.

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

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

Twitter:   @mysterydigger

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

Daily News Briefing:  www.MysteryWriterNews.com

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

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Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, & Myrtle Beach, SC  May 23, 2016—The office of award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright is 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, a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and was also a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards twice.

 

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

 

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