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Meet our Authors

Melanie Morse & Thomas McDade

Melanie & Tom have been great friends for over 17 years. Their mutual interests in kids, education, culture, fun and travel led them to create The Adventures of Seymour & Hau.

Children (and adults) do not always get a chance visit countries outside of their own. The world is an amazing place and we want to provide kids with an exciting and authentic experience of other cultures, while illustrating the connection that all children have regardless of where they are in the world. 

It is our hope that through these books of international adventure, we can help create little global citizens who want to explore, learn, empathize, and connect with each other, now and throughout their lives.


Melanie Morse

Melanie Morse is a mother of three boys, an experienced educator, a daydreamer, a traveler and a storyteller. When she’s not wrapped up in an adventure with her super awesome boys, or with Seymour & Hau, she is the Producer for commercial storytelling company Honey + Punch


“We’ve all tried to dig to China when we were kids. Why? Because we wanted to know what it was like there! It’s an age-old curiosity that has never gone away; a desire to know about places that are past our hometown, but under our same sky; to ‘see more’ of our world. My boys are very curious about other countries, and once you offer a fact they get hungry for more. Then, you’d better be prepared for the subsequent stream of ‘why’, or at least ready to hunt for the answers together”!


Thomas McDade

Thomas McDade is television producer, director, and editor who has traveled throughout the world over the past 20 years. He is the owner of Honey + Punch LLC, a Buffalo-based media development company.


“No matter what adventure – Paris, Bucharest, Addis Ababa… I’m struck by the generosity and kindness of others. Although politics and circumstances often cloud perceptions, the reality is that we are far more similar than we are different.  Every continent, every country, every village has kids just like ours looking for fun and adventure.”