Author Sandy Allen seated in a garden beneath an arch of tomatoes, wearing a yellow shirt with a photo of Earth

Photo credit: Rob Dubbin

To write me, fill out the contact form below. I appreciate your patience; I receive a lot of inquiries and can't always respond to them all. Here are some frequently asked questions about me, Uncle Bob and AKOMP.

I am no longer on social media. To hear when I publish new work or have other news, subscribe to my extremely occasional newsletter, What's Helping Today.

If you want me to speak at your conference or other event, please contact my speaking agent: Leslie Shipman of The Shipman Agency.

My literary agent is Chris Parris-Lamb of The Gernert Company.

I encourage you to listen to my podcast, Mad Chat; the episodes are evergreen.

I hope you'll read my book — no matter who you are, or what flashes through your mind when you read a word like "schizophrenia."

If you already ❤️ AKOMP ...

- Consider posting about it wherever you post

- Consider reviewing it places like Jeff Bezos' bad website or Goodreads or B&N or Bookshop

- fwiw it's also available as an ebook and as an audiobook, which I read in part.

- Consider asking your favorite bookstores whether they carry it.

- Consider asking your local library whether they have a copy and request one if they don't (the process to do so is usually pretty easy)

- If you're in a book club, consider suggesting it. 

- If you're a teacher, consider assigning it. It's appropriate for a variety of contexts, from college-level literature and nonfiction writing classes to various medical education contexts, as well as social work, psychology and psychiatry. 

- If you can and feel so inspired, buy copies for those in your life you wish would hear its lessons. I wrote it so it could be read by people who identify with Bob — for sure — but also so that it could be read and enjoyed by people who identify more perhaps with his family members, friends, doctors, and so forth. I also wrote it for people with no apparent affiliation with topics like mental illness or mental health care. Because, in truth, these topics affect us all.

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