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

Photo credit: Rob Dubbin

Hello! I'm Sandy Ernest. 

I'm an author and journalist. I tend to write and speak about mental health and gender.

My first book is called A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia (Scribner). It tells story of the life of my Uncle Bob. It also explores how we as a society treat those deemed abnormal. 

Here are some FAQs about me and the book and Uncle Bob.


I hope you'll consider reading it or the listening to the audiobook.

Here's more about me

Here are links to my essays and radio stories. 

Here is a mental health-focused resources page.

I encourage you to subscribe to my occasional newsletter about staying alive here on earth,
What's Helping Today.

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