Conversations on the Bench Inspired by Highland Global Business Valuations’ Spokesman Wins Book Excellence Award

Myrtle Beach, SC, Orlando, FL, October 15, 2016—Highland Global Business Valuations, a premiere advisory firm offering business valuations and appraisals, is honored to announce that internationally acclaimed, award-winning mystery author Digger Cartwright has received a Book Excellence Award for his novel entitled Conversations on the Bench, a motivational book inspired by Highland Global’s iconic spokesman, Sebastian G. Peréy, and founder, Robert M. Clinger III.  The Book Excellence Awards are hosted by Literary Excellence Incorporated in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.        


Conversations on the Bench chronicles Sebastian’s wit, wisdom and life lessons as shared through a series of conversations with Robbie at various locations throughout Myrtle Beach over the years.  Sebastian’s story offers inspirational advice for people of all ages and walks of life.  Mr. Cartwright ensures that readers will be able to identify Sebastian’s lessons that are relevant to their own lives and apply Sebastian’s advice to overcome their own unique challenges.


Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement via his blog at


“It’s a great honor to have Conversations on the Bench win a Book Excellence Award in the always popular and highly competitive motivational category.  This is a large international competition, so it’s especially rewarding to be recognized by the international indie reading community.  My thanks and gratitude go out to the organizers of this event and the judges.  I very much appreciate the recognition.


Conversations on the Bench really is a great read for young and old, male and female, rich and poor—regardless of one’s nationality.  And as we see with Book Excellence Award, Sebastian’s story and life lessons transcend borders.  I hope that this recognition will help bring Sebastian’s wit and wisdom to a broader international audience.  As always, I can’t accept this award alone.  I also accept this recognition in honor of Sebastian and Robbie as without them, this book wouldn’t have been possible or meaningful.


Thank you again.”


For additional information on the Book Excellence Awards, please click here.


Conversations on the Bench has received two USA Regional Excellence Book Awards (2015 & 2016), a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (2015), and a bronze medal from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (2016).  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 by clicking here.


Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at or


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.


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