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Fracaswell Hyman

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Fracaswell Hyman

 FRACASWELL “Cas” HYMAN, author of MANGO DELIGHT, was born in Wilson, NC. His family moved north to Brooklyn, New York when he was still in diapers. He grew up being teased for being a “daydreamer,” because of how often he would be found sitting in his room or on the stoop of the tenement building where he lived, staring off into space. Between daydreaming, reading, going to movies, watching television, and using the money he earned working in a supermarket on weekends to buy tickets to Broadway shows, Cas exercised the muscle called imagination. He earned a BFA in theatre From CCNY, worked for many years as a professional actor in regional theatre, before being hired as a writer’s assistant for a new PBS series, GHOSTWRITER. By season three, Cas was the head writer on the show. He moved on to become head writer of GULLAH GULLAH ISLAND for Nickelodeon. After relocating to Los Angeles, Cas created THE FAMOUS JETT JACKSON for Disney Channel, adapted and was the head writer for LITTLE BILL on Nick Jr, Executive Produced TAINA for Nickelodeon and co-created ROMEO for Teen Nick. Taking a time out to start a family, Cas studied screenwriting at UCLA Extension where he won first prize in their screenplay competition for FOCUS which resides in his “orphanage file” of projects yet to be produced or completed. While in the midst of writing his debut literary fiction novel, A MAZE OF STUNTED TREES, and relocating to Wilmington, NC, he woke up one morning and lie in bed staring off into space as a name popped into his head, Mango Delight… A girl with this odd name began to take shape in his imagination and wouldn’t go away. She had a story to tell and so Cas sat down to write it. MANGO DELIGHT is the first in a series of stories about this young girl learning about friendship and family, while honing her talents and following her dreams. So, to all of you out there who have ever been teased for daydreaming, I applaud you and say, “Dream on!” fracaswellhyman.com, twitter: @fracaswellhyman, Instagram: @fracaswellrhodenhyman

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Books by Fracaswell Hyman

Written by Fracaswell Hyman with illustrations by Frank Morrison - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship

When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn’s new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn’s planned revenge --- sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical --- backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school’s queen bee, Hailey Jo. Hailey Jo is from a VERY wealthy family, and expects everyone to do her bidding. Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices.