My Life after Life; a posthumous memoir
The revelations of a son in the afterlife as told to & transcribed by his father on earth, a Santa Fe physician
Author Type: Non-fiction
Contact: Michael Hice at 505-466-1256
About the Author
Galen Stoller was in many respects an all-American kid. He liked going to theme parks and movies, visiting his grandparents, hamming it up at school, and hanging out with his friends. Steeped in the world of sci-fi/fantasy, he read the complete Harry Potter series, the Golden Compass/Dark Material series, and the Bartimaeus Trilogy. He also read the C.S. Lewis Narnia series over and over, except for the last book, in which all the protagonists were killed in a train accident—a volume he read once and never wanted to return to. It was a train accident that would take Galen’s earth life when he was sixteen years old.
At the time, Galen was in eleventh grade at Desert Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and starting to think about enrolling in college. An accomplished actor, he was about to perform the dual roles of Fagan and Bill Sikes in Oliver!He was an ethical vegetarian and helped train dogs for Assistance Dogs of the West. Because of this service, he was nominated posthumously for the 2008 Amy Biel Youth Spirit Award. Following the second anniversary of his passing, he asked his father to start writing My Life after Life, the first book in what he called the Death Walker series.
About the Editor
K Paul Stoller, MD, started his medical career as a pediatrician and was a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics for over two decades. Previously, in the early 1970s, he was a University of California President’s Undergraduate Fellow in the Health Sciences, working in the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and volunteering at the since disbanded Parapsychology Lab at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He matriculated at Penn State and then completed his postgraduate training at UCLA.
His first published works, papers on psychopharmacology, came to print before he entered medical school. During medical school, he was hired to do research for the Humane Society of the United States, and became involved in an effort to prohibit the use of shelter dogs for medical experiments. He was then invited to become a founding board member of the Humane Farming Association, and served as science editor for the Animal’s VoiceMagazine, where he was nominated for a Maggie.
In the mid 1990s, after a friend, head of Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group, lapsed into a coma, Dr. Stoller began investigating hyperbaric medicine. Soon after, he started administering hyperbaric oxygen to brain-injured children and adults, including Iraqi vets and retired NFL players with traumatic brain injuries, also pioneering the use of this therapy for treating children with fetal alcohol syndrome. He is a Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and has served as president of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association for almost a decade.
When his son was killed in a train accident in 2007, he discovered the effectiveness of the hormone oxytocin in treating pathological grief. Dr. Stoller has medical offices in Santa Fe, Sacramento, and San Francisco.