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My name is John Montandon. And I am the author of By His Own Blood, the true story of the tragic death of my father, "Doc" Montandon, by tainted HIV blood and a search for answers that revealed to me the meaning of forgiveness and redemption.

Doc was a man of great character and the best man I have ever known. In 1985, he was subjected to unnecessary exploratory surgery and was transfused with bad blood. To make matters worse, the incident was covered up and the gentle Texas farmer was not apprised of his condition. After he began suffering from the symptoms of AIDS, my father was refused help from the same community hospital where this terrible act was perpetrated. 

This book is about my father, my family, growing up on a small farm, and the positive influence my father had in shaping my life. It's also the story about prejudices that affected everyone growing up in rural Texas in the 50's and 60's. And it is, above all, the story of how Daddy's legacy of principles allowed me to experience redemption that can only come from the great sacrifice by his own blood.

In addition to my web site, www.byhisownblood.com, I have added this social network platform so that you can discuss, collaborate, and contribute your own review, thoughts, and experiences along with other By His Own Blood readers. And I look forward to your comments and shared experiences.

The lessons learned from this book can apply to anyone at anytime, anywhere. In that respect, I believe By His Own Blood is a great personal read or perfect gift for family or friends. And I have made it available in the form of a printed book, audiobook, or Kindle ebook using our safe and secure By His Own Blood eStore at www.byhisownblood.com/buy.

I look forward to your comments and shared experiences.

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By His Own Blood on track to the Big Screen

Well, for those who have suggested that my book, By His Own Blood, should be made into a movie......it just may be. Greg Clonts has purchased the screen rights to the book, partnered with a terrific screenwriter, Rod McCall (…See More
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ForeWord Posts Four Star Review of By His Own Blood

FULL REVIEWCurrently, the chance of being infected with HIV through a blood transfusion is almost nonexistent. Because of stringent blood screenings put in place in March 1985 and strengthened in the 1990s, a patient’s risk of infection is now roughly one in 1.5 million, according to the US Centers for Disease Control.…See More
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Great Southwest Book Festival

March 30, 2013, New Orleans, LA.The 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival recognized winners in the Festival’s Writing Competition during the East Meets West Literary Celebration in New Orleans Saturday evening. John Montandon, author of By His Own Blood was awarded an Honorable Mention among dozens of entries in the…See More
Apr 13, 2013
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Johnny....I didn't realize you lost your dad by such an unnecesary way.  I think it's great that you have shared the story with others.  Toni said to pass on her regards, and please give Karen a hug for me.See More
Jan 14, 2013
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Jan 13, 2013
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20th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Book Awards – Judge’s Evalution

20th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Book Awards – Judge’s EvalutionEntry Title: By His Own BloodAuthor: John MontandonJudge Number: 55Books were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.Structure and Organization: 4Grammar: 5Production Quality and Cover Design: 5Character Development (if applicable): 5What did you like best about this book?The medical and legal aspects of this absorbing true…See More
Jan 13, 2013
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New Social Network Member Writes Amazon Book Review

A wonderful Amazon review of By His Own Blood has been posted by an old Texas friend from the past. Thank you, Art, for your very thoughtful words and for reconnecting after many years.  John5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny, Gene and Miss Tennie, Doc and Mary Lee,By John's friend Art - See all…See More
Jan 11, 2013

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By His Own Blood on track to the Big Screen

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Well, for those who have suggested that my book, By His Own Blood, should be made into a movie......it just may be. Greg Clonts has purchased the screen rights to the book, partnered with a terrific screenwriter, Rod McCall (…

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ForeWord Posts Four Star Review of By His Own Blood

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Great Southwest Book Festival

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Johnny....I didn't realize you lost your dad by such an unnecesary way.  I think it's great that you have shared the story with others.  Toni said to pass on her regards, and please give Karen a hug for me.

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