Conversations On The Bench


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Highland Global Business Valuations, a premiere advisory firm offering business valuations and appraisals, is honored to announce that Digger Cartwright has released his latest 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.

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. With his experiences in writing novel, Digger Cartwright brings new life and hope to all readers with a book offering 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.

Robert M. Clinger III, Highland Global Business Valuations’ founder, issued the following statement:

I am very excited about Digger Cartwright’s latest novel, Conversations on the Bench. This project has been a long time in the making. I first approached Mr. Cartwright with the idea for this book back in 2007. It’s taken a long time for this to come to fruition, but I’m very happy to celebrate the publication of Conversations on the Bench today. Mr. Cartwright has done a remarkable job of capturing Sebastian’s larger-than-life personality and of memorializing some of Sebastian’s very poignant life lessons that were shared with me over the years. As I read the book, it was as if those conversations happened only yesterday. Mr. Cartwright vividly captured the conversations and really made Sebastian’s voice shine through.

Sebastian was an inspiration for me and for many others who had the privilege of knowing him. His support, encouragement, and confidence in his friends always gave them the inspiration to work harder to achieve their goals, and his insights and wisdom were so relevant in applying to one’s own life and challenges.

For me, Sebastian was a mentor and a teacher, and through our conversations over the years, he shared with me a lot of lessons in life and business that you don’t learn in college. His lessons were things that you have to pick up on your own along the way or have shared with you by someone who’s been there and done that. He was a good man and a good friend to many, and he had a tremendous positive influence on my life and on the lives of many others.

Conversations on the Bench is an altogether fitting and proper tribute to Sebastian. It’s a way to ensure that he will never be forgotten and that the wisdom he shared over the years with me can be passed along to others now and for years to come.

Highland Global helped establish the Sebastian G. Peréy Endowed Memorial Scholarship at Coastal Carolina University in 2011. Contributions can be made to

Coastal Educational Foundation–Sebastian Peréy Endowed Memorial Scholarship

c/o Coastal Carolina University

Post Office Box 261954

Conway, SC 29528-6054.

About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the author of several mystery novels including The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West, The Versailles Conspiracy, a modern day political thriller, Murder at the Ocean Forest, a traditional mystery novel set in the 1940s, and The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller.

Mr. Cartwright is also the founder of the National Federation of Self-Published Author Entrepreneurs, NFSPAE, a membership organization whose mission is to help serious and dedicated self-published authors turn their writing endeavors into an entrepreneurial business venture. The National Federation of Self-Published Author Entrepreneurs will help independent, self-published authors focus on the business side of promoting and marketing their books for maximum exposure.

Mr. Cartwright’s philanthropic efforts include interests in a wide range of causes, predominantly at the local level. Mr. Cartwright is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters and humane societies, the Wounded Warrior Project, and local Meals on Wheels programs.

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