Next Letter in the Mail: Sandy Allen


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Sandy Allen! Sandra writes to us about writing her first book and the projects she’s been working on since finishing it—including taking up gardening and a tractor named Myrtle!

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Sandy Allen’s debut book, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia, was published by Scribner on January 23, 2018. Originally from Northern California, she received an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. She is formerly a BuzzFeed features editor and also co-founded the online literary magazine Wag’s Revue. She lives in upstate New York.