Miles Edward Allen wrote The Survival Files: The Most Convincing Evidence Yet Compiled for the Survival of Your Soul, a book which prompted his creation of the Evidence Scoring System (ESS), the first objective process for determining which cases most convincingly demonstrate the continuing existence of the human personality beyond the demise of the physical body.
Using this system he has developed a list — The Survival Top 40 — of the 20 most convincing spirit-contact cases and the 20 most impressive reincarnation cases. Allen is also the author of The Afterlife Confirmed: Even More Convincing Evidence from the Survival Files; Defending Bridey's Honor: The Reality of Reincarnation; and Astral Intimacy: Fifty Spirits Speak About Life, Love, and Sex After Death.
Allen is a member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy and as its Librarian. He received his B.S. from the Journalism School at the University of Maryland, and worked as a writer, editor, and manager for various private and federal offices over three decades.