John is an Emmy winning writer and journalist from upstate New York. When his puppy Samuel died at just six months of age John decided to turn the sadness into something positive that could help any child who goes through the loss of a pet. That is how “God Needed A Puppy” was born. He is donating $1 from each book sold to animal shelters around the country and to date has given away more than $10.000. He is currently working on his second children’s book- Keller’s Heart. View John’s Facebook page.
3 Fun Facts
1. John used to train German Shepherds in something called Schutzund which involved him putting on a protective sleeve and letting dogs attack him for fun.
2. John’s first job was delivering the Troy Record newspaper at the age of 11. When he grew up he went back to work there as a weekly columnist and has written more than 1,000 columns over 20 years.
3. John has different colored eyes, his right eye is blue and his left is half brown/half blue. But DMV won’t allow him to put both colors down on his driver’s license.