With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society is excited to present Mooncakes, a children’s book written by Loretta Seto. Mooncakes is the lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman’s journey to eternal life. With a gentle focus on the importance of family, Mooncakes is a perfect book for parent and child to read together during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Mooncakes is available on Amazon, Kidsbooks, and Indigo Chapters:
About Loretta Seto
Loretta Seto is a screenwriter, children’s book author, and award-winning playwright. Her play Dirty Old Woman was a smash hit at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival, enjoying a completely sold-out run, and winning the Pick of the Fringe and The Cultchivating the Fringe awards. The play was remounted in April 2016 at The Cultch, again selling out its entire run and garnering more positive reviews. Her latest play, The Ones We Leave Behind, was developed and produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, and had a successful run at The Cultch in 2018, winning a Jessie Richardson award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Alannah Ong).
Loretta is the author of the children’s picture book Mooncakes (Orca Books), which is now in its 5th print run and has a 5-star review on Amazon.ca. She is also a co-founder of Wet Ink Collective, an initiative that supports the creation, development and production of new stage- and screenplays written by women.
Having earned her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, Loretta is excited by the challenges she faces writing in different genres. She is currently developing a feature-length screenplay Kung Fu Zombies, a satirical comedy horror which explores the topic of race relations and the fallout that occurs when a virus strikes Chinatown, turning its inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies.
Loretta lives in Vancouver, BC.