The Maynwarings: A Game Of Chance By Digger Cartwright Wins 2016 Indie Reader Discovery Award For Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

July 06, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
July 6, 2016 – Today, IndieReader (IR), the consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, announced that The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance by Digger Cartwright has won the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Award for Mystery/Suspense/Thriller.

IndieReader launched the Discovery Awards five years ago to help worthy indie authors get the attention of top indie professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, founder of IR, "The books that won the IRDAs this year are not just great indie books; they are great books, period. We hope that our efforts via the IRDAs insure that they receive attention from the people who matter most. Potential readers."

Judges for the awards included notable publishers, agents, publicists and bloggers. The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance was awarded 5 stars (out of five) by IndieReader's reviewers.

An excerpt of the review from IndieReader follows:

Cartwright has created a one-of-a-kind tale of power and politics in his latest western…Cartwright's third person narrative includes a highly defined cast of heroes, villains, and a flurry of minor characters, many of which function as foils. While surrounding his cast with the flavor of the Old West (i.e., saloons, cattle ranching, card gambling), Cartwright punctuates a bit of history into his plot, such as the Comstock Lode near Virginia City. Key to Cartwright's writing style is his incorporation of engaging dialogue within alternating character scenes. Yet closing on a cliffhanger, Cartwright dangles a hint that the Maynwarings' story will continue.

THE MAYNWARINGS: A GAME OF CHANCE is an appealing western read with a edgy political twist.

Mr. Cartwright issued the following statement:

I am honored to be the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award. This is one of the preeminent awards for indie authors, and I'm excited that The Maynwarings received this recognition. The panel of judges is always top notch, and they hold indie authors' works to a high standard. Winning this award is a testament to the love and hard work put into crafting what I believe is one of my best overall stories. I'm humbled and grateful, and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the judges, reviewers, and everyone at IndieReader for this recognition and for all they do for indie authors.

For the Full review text and information on the Discovery Awards please visit

In addition to the Indie Reader Discovery Award, The Maynwarnings: A Game of Chance received two USA Regional Excellence Book Awards (2015 & 2016). It was also a finalist in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards (2015), the Beverly Hills Book Awards (2015) and the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2015). More information on The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance can be viewed by clicking here.

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

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.

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