The Gnatural

The Gnatural

The Gnatural

The Gnatural


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The GNATURAL is the inspirational baseball story of the smallest bug, with the strongest arm, and the biggest dream to play Major League Bugball. Little Roy and his best bug Buddy, Bryce Hopper play ball everyday and never give up. The children's book features Hall of Famers: Harmon Killerbee, Roberto Clemantis, Orlando Cicada, Sandflea Koufax, Mite Schmidt, Fly Cobb, and Ken Griffley Jr. Will they achieve their big bug major dreams and make it to the Big Bug Major Leagues?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645437734
Publisher: Mascot Kids
Publication date: 04/04/2023
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 1,058,539
Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ryan Bryson is an author and screenwriter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in creative writing, and his published work includes a short story issued in the Scarlet Leaf Review, a book on, as well as two children's books currently in production.

Ryan has firsthand experience as a first assistant director and script supervisor, as well as screenwriting capability. He believes writing is the key for expressing our inner thoughts and unlocking truths about ourselves we may not have known. He hopes his work will not only bring joy and entertainment to those who stumble upon it, but help introduce a new idea, leaving the audience with something unique to take away. You can contact him directly at

Mark has had the privilege of working with sports management and marketing's brightest leaders from the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, International Baseball Federation, National Hockey League, National Football League, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. His love of events and sports started at an early age and continued through high school and college at the University of Miami, where he worked as a manager at Campus Sports and Recreation, trained officials, and coordinated Sports Fest, intramural leagues, and tournaments.

Mark lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, with his wife and six children and has coached and managed events for all four major sports leagues, as well as the NCAA. For over twenty-five years, he has used his creativity and passion to lead and motivate others at such unmatched events as the NBA All-Star Jam Session, the MLB All-Star FanFest, the NHL All-Star Fantasy, the NHL Winter Classic, and the tradition-rich Penn Relays and NCAA Final Four.

He has been the special events manager and head coach for Tee Ball USA/Tee Ball World, and the head coach for MLB's "Drill The Skills" clinics at All-Star FanFest since 1996. Mark has worked closely with players and coaches from twenty of the thirty MLB organizations.

Mark has also worked for the NBA since 2002 as a zone manager at the All-Star Jam Session. He manages and motivates multiple attraction managers and thousands of volunteers, and has assisted numerous NBA teams.

Mark has been a voting board member for USA Baseball's Youth Committee and is working with the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), the MLB envoy program, and the Clemente Family to expand the game to children throughout the world. He has also served as a board member for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Inner City Games Foundation and has played, umpired, officiated, and coached T-ball, baseball softball, soccer, hockey, tennis, football, and basketball for over thirty years.

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