Good deal of emotion involved. Interview with @mysterydigger

We're pleased to introduce

Digger Cartwright

Author of

Conversations On The Bench

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Lightning Round

Which is the better way to enjoy a story, being the writer or the reader?


Cat person, dog person or 'other'?


What food would you eat off your lovers body?

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Serious Round

Do you base any characters on real-life people that you know?

Sebastian and Robbie in Conversations On the bench were based on actual people. This book was inspired by them and actual events as it recounts the friendship between the two as well as the life lessons that Sebastian shared. Other characters in other books may have traits or mannerisms of actual people but those characters are not based on actual people.

Can you recall a particular scene that was painful or traumatic for you to write?

The final scene in Conversations on the Bench was particularly difficult to write since there was a good deal of emotion involved. Finding one of the main characters sitting on that bench just looking out at the ocean was tough. This was another scene based on an actual event, so it stirred up the emotion I felt when I lived through it the first time. I won't give away the ending, but it's an emotionally tough scene.

Wacky Question

You're having an intimate dinner party, just you and five individuals (from any time in history, fictional or real). Who's at your table and what are you eating?

Walt Disney, Richard Nixon, Robert E. Lee, Howard Hughes, Sebastian Perey (from Conversations On The Bench); Kobe Beef and fresh cold water Maine lobster tail.

Author Bio

Digger Cartwright is the award winning author of several mystery stories, teleplays, and novels including Murder at the Ocean Forest, a traditional mystery novel set in the 1940s, The Versailles Conspiracy, a modern day political thriller, 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. The Hosue of Dark Shadows, The Maynwarings and Conversations on the Bench all won USA REBA (Regional Excellence Book Awards), and were all finalists in the Beverly Hills Book Awards.