Author Sandy Allen wearing a straw hat and sunglasses beneath an arch covered with tomato plants

Photo credit: Rob Dubbin

Hello! I'm Sandy Allen.

I'm a writer and speaker.


My work tends to focus on gender and mental health. 

I'm trans and queer and live in the Catskills. 

Here's more about me.

Image of paperback cover for A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE by Sandy Allen, showing a family picnicing on a green field, at a sideways angle (painting by William Kurelek)

Also potentially of interest:

Links to my essays and radio stories.

My mental health-focused resources page.

My mental health and pop culture podcast, Mad Chat.


My newsletter, What's Helping Today.

Here are some FAQs.

Feel free to say hello.