John Gray is an Emmy Award winning journalist and writer in upstate New York, as well as a husband, father and avid pet lover. When John’s puppy Samuel died unexpectedly at just six months old it brought a profound sadness to their home and a sense that this was just not fair. For the first time John understood how a child must feel when they lose a pet of any age, asking themselves, “Why?”
Hoping to turn his pain into something positive, John put pen to paper and wrote a story to help any child who has lost a pet.
In ‘God Needed a Puppy’ John guides children through the grieving process by using friendly animals from the forest to explain the reasons why a beloved pet sometimes has to leave us. He reassures them that this “goodbye” is not forever and offers hope that other furry friends will someday come into their lives. John is also donating $1 from the sale of each book to a local animal shelter so our four legged friends will benefit from this story as well.
About the Author
John Gray is an Emmy Award winning journalist and writer in upstate New York, as well as a husband, father and avid pet lover.
Shanna Brickell: I remember as a child, being in awe of what could be created with a box of crayons and a few sheets of paper. The mystery and magic of creativity still inspires me to this day. As an artist, I endeavor to infuse my artwork with light and energy and connect with the hearts and minds of the viewer.