Friday, October 11, 2019

Princess in Black 7 Free Webcast!

We're celebrating the launch of book 7 by offering up a free webcast!

Details about the event: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST
National School Webcast featuring
Authors Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham
in cooperation with KLCS-TV and the Los Angeles Unified School District

 Click here to enter!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

I've been MIA for ages now, but NOW I just had to post this.  An adorable Vampirina Ballerina named, appropriately, Ruby...  Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Come get a book and win some art!


3 PM Sunday, May 24th
@ Folio Books in Noe Valley
3957 24th Street, San Francisco

What does no-signing mean, you ask?  Just what it sounds like!  Order your books in advance, and email Uyen your dedication by May 20th.  She’ll sign all books before you arrive, and then you can just come to pick up your book, enjoy cake, and say hi to Uyen herself!

This is also Uyen’s LAST BOOK SIGNING PARTY in San Francisco, as she and her family will be soon be leaving this Golden City, so come by to say goodbye too!  Uyen will bake a fancy cake, there’ll be cookies to nibble on, and Uyen will be drawing all evening for any kids who want sketches.

To order books, go online to
Or contact Uyen at

Because this is her last San Francisco signing, Uyen will be raffling THREE ORIGINAL PIECES OF ARTWORK as well!  Original watercolors from THE PRINCESS IN BLACK, VAMPIRINA BALLERINA, and MAMA SEETON’S WHISTLE will be up for grabs.


Purchase books the evening of the party to enter!  Any books purchased in advance of the party THROUGH FOLIO BOOKS will qualify as well.
1 Ticket for any book purchased that’s written by LeUyen.
2 Tickets for the purchase of either of featured titles of the evening, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LITTLE and MAMA SEETON’S WHISTLE

$1 per raffle ticket, but you MUST BE PRESENT at the night of the event.  Tickets will only be sold at the event.

In addition, there will be a JUST-FOR-SHOWING-UP-TO-SAY-HI LIMITED EDITION PLAYING CARDS RAFFLE.  Special playing cards designed by yours purchase necessary.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES, AS WELL AS 10% OF BOOKS PURCHASED THAT AFTERNOON, WILL BE DONATED TO 826 VALENCIA, an excellent non-profit group dedicated to supporting children and young adults develop their writing skills.  Check them out at!

Come enjoy the fun, and hope to see you there!

Hey all!  sorry for the mass email, but THIS IS IT!!!  We’re leaving San Francisco, and want to go out in style!  So come say goodbye… Plus, I’m raffling away ORIGINAL ART!!!  And, unlike other signings i’ve had, i’m NOT signing at this one!  Order your books in advance, email me what you want signed (include pictures if you want something sketched), and I’ll have the books ready for you to go.  Just pick them up, say hi, eat some cake, and give me a hug before we pack up and leave…

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When Hillary Ran for Senate...

The latest from my drawing table, from my book on Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Butler Lecture 2015

hey all -- i'm going to be in chicago next week as the guest speaker for the 3rd annual Butler Lecture. my speech is called "wandering wonderland", and it's about growing up an immigrant in the states. not as heavy as it sounds, as it's mostly anecdotes from my very screwy childhood, and the books and teachers that pulled me through it. obviously by this illo sendak plays heavy.  if you're in the chicago area, come to the lecture if you can!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

what I'm working on now...

An advance piece from my book on Hillary Clinton, written by Michelle Markel, coming out next year...