Sandra Allen's debut work of literary nonfiction, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia, is being published by Scribner next January. She grew up in Northern California, attended Brown, and received an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. Her essays and features have been named notable selections by Best American Essays and Best American Science and Nature Writing. Also an editor, she co-founded the online-only literary quarterly Wag's Revue, and for a few years edited features for BuzzFeed. She lives in the Catskills and tweets @sealln.