About the Author

Middleton Social Media Images-30John Donald Middleton is a husband, father, native Texan, and pug enthusiast.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, John spent thirty-eight years in business, most of them on the road. He’s a recovering alcoholic, sober since 2010. He is now semi-retired—if working two part-time jobs and volunteering for DFW Pug Rescue can be considered “retired.” He and his very patient wife, Denise, live in Hurst, Texas, with four rescue pugs—Farah, Mitzee, Nessie, and Dahlia.

Although John has always had dogs, Jem was the first that truly captured his heart. Jem: Lessons in Living, his memoir of their time together, is his first book.