April 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Thank you, John

It took me nearly 8 weeks to read the first half of your book. And only two days to read the rest. I should have read it in a week, but I didn't.

I really enjoyed it. From the curious facts about life, a simpler life from years long gone, to Johns handling of an impossible situation, to his telling of an incredible story. It all ties in neatly in a wonderful book that flows marvelously from sentence to sentence and page to page.

I did not know what to expect from it. I've known John… Continue

Added by Gregorio on April 29, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

John's book...

John's book threw me for a bit of a loop. I wanted to file it away in the brain cabinet reference drawer titled "Biography", but it would not quite fit. I tried the "Documentary" drawer, but there also failed. I finally found a nice fit in the drawer titled "Take Me Home". I found "By His Own Blood" to be a warm, funny, enlighting connection to the outlet that powers the family machine. John's account of…

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Added by Christopher Stillians on April 25, 2012 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

Kirkus Reviews, World's Toughest Book Critic

Kirkus Reviews proudly claims to be the toughest book critic in the world.  So, I was very interested to learn what they had to say about By His Own Blood and was quite pleased when I read their review.  I was particularly interested since Kirkus reviews carry a lot of weight with bookstores and other online resellers.  You can read it, along with several other professional reviews, at…

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Added by John Montandon on April 20, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

Abe Books

The word about By His Own Blood is spreading fast among booksellers, which is fantastic.  Here's, yet, another one that was just brought to my attention.

  http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=John+Montandon&sts=t&tn=By+His+Own+Blood&x=60&y=11 

Added by John Montandon on April 11, 2012 at 1:26am — No Comments

Indie Bound

More booksellers are asking for the book.  And many more to come. Great!  Here's another.

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780615604831

Added by John Montandon on April 11, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments

Barnes & Noble

By His Own Blood is now available online through Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/by-his-own-blood?keyword=by+his+own+blood&store=allproducts

Added by John Montandon on April 11, 2012 at 1:15am — No Comments

Book Party - May 18

The owners of Pages, a wonderful high-end book store, located in downtown Manhattan Beach have offered to hold a book party for us on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM.  We invite you to attend, get your book signed if you've already purchased one, or buy them while you're there and it will be my pleasure to autograph your copy of By His Own Blood. Meet and greet new friends while you enjoy some great California wines and cheeses. We're looking forward to seeing you there. Please let us know if you…

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Added by John Montandon on April 11, 2012 at 12:16am — No Comments

Billy the Goat

Some of you who have read the book sent me emails with your personal stories similar to the ones I wrote about Shooting Blackie and Billy the Goat.  I don't have a picture of Blackie.  I wish I did. But, I've included a photo of Billy and me.  I really appreciate the fact that many of you have written me such warm and personal emails. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you.

Added by John Montandon on April 4, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

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By His Own Blood on track to the Big Screen

Posted by By His Own Blood Admin on October 8, 2015 at 12:41am 0 Comments

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

Posted by John Montandon on August 25, 2013 at 11:41pm 0 Comments

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Great Southwest Book Festival

Posted by John Montandon on April 13, 2013 at 1:09am 0 Comments

March 30, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

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WOW!

Posted by Max Anderson on January 14, 2013 at 8:26am 1 Comment

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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