Author Sandy Allen standing in their garden

Hello! I'm Sandy Allen.

I'm a journalist, writer and speaker.


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

My work tends to focus on gender and mental health. 

Here's more about me.

My first book is called A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia.


AKOMP tells the "true story" of the life of my Uncle Bob. 


It's also a reckoning to do with mental illnesses themselves and how we treat those diagnosed.

Here's a website all about AKOMP.

Here are some FAQs about me and Bob and the book and all that. 

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)

Other stuff you may be interested in: 

My features, essays and radio stories.

This resources page.

My mental health and pop culture-focused podcast, Mad Chat.


My newsletter, What's Helping Today.

Feel free to say hello.