About "Conversations on the Bench":
Life lessons, wisdom, wine, women, and simple conversations… An inspirational story based on actual events. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Conversations on the Bench”?
JP: What sets “Conversations on the Bench” apart from other books in the same genre?
DC: I think most other inspirational books tell one person’s story and how they overcame some adversity in life. “Conversations on the Bench” is a collection of life lessons told through a series of conversations that Sebastian had with Robbie. It’s an older brother-like figure sharing wisdom that he’s gained throughout his life and through his own experiences. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Conversations on the Bench” getting out to the public?
DC: It’s all about creating awareness of your book. There’s something like two million books getting published each year either in print or digital format, so it’s real easy to get lost among the sea of new works out there. My team has established a good following among our readers and fans via social media and traditional online outlets. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Conversations on the Bench”?
DC: “Conversations on the Bench” was a bit of a different writing process for me. Basically when I start a fiction novel, I first make some notes about what I want to happen and who I want the characters to be. I formulate the story and create an outline of sorts as a guide for the story. Then, I just start writing. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Digger Cartwright?
DC: I’ve been getting a lot of encouragement on the heels of “Conversations on the Bench” to write another inspirational book. Folks that have read it have really enjoyed it and said the book really spoke to them. I’m not sure if that’s a function of my storytelling or of Sebastian’s storytelling and wisdom. (read more)
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