Headshot of author Sandy Ernest Allen

Photo credit: Rob Dubbin

Hello! I'm Sandy Ernest Allen.

I'm a transgender writer, journalist and speaker. 


I tend to write about mental health.

My first book is called A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia and was published by Scribner. 


It's about my Uncle Bob. 


Here are some FAQs about Uncle Bob and about the book, which I call AKOMP for short.

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)

Logo designs by Chris Ritter

More stuff you can click on:

Links to my features, essays and radio stories.

My mental health and culture podcast, Mad Chat.

This resources page, where I've linked recommended media and organizations to do with mental health and gender.

My sourdough-baking instruction series, Breb Class.

My self care-y newsletter, What's Helping Today.


Say hello.