The 2012 International Book Awards has named By His Own Blood the Winner in the "Non-fiction : Narrative" category. I am humbled and pleased that the book has received this prestigious award. Thanks to all who have read the book. John…Continue
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John, your narrative once again allowed me to close my eyes and see the cloud of dust trailing a pick-up down a West Texas dirt road. With your prose those not fortunate enough to experience the fragrance of freshly turned soil or new mown hay will recognize how difficult it is to describe such an experience.
As an employer of hundreds of students over 37 years I readily relate to your need to work parttime and in the process you gained an experience not available in the classroom!…Continue
Added by A. bruce Maunder on May 5, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments
I am reading it again to make sure I did not miss or more importantly feel something the first time around.
We grew up in the same years but different areas, and yet I was reminded of so many similar childhood fun events like making parachutes..
I was left with so much …I cannot wait to see the movie which I expect will happen. The story is so amazing.
I wonder how we would live our lives if we thought someone would write a book about it. You Dad did so well not knowing…Continue
Added by Jim lowes on May 3, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments
What a story. Your Dad seemed like an amazing guy and the apple does not fall far from the tree. I cannot imagine the pain that you, Gene, and especially your mother endured through all of that. Amazing story by an excellent story teller.
I want to thank you because your prose caused me to really reflect on the influence a father has on his child. Your fondness of your father and the positive memories that stuck with you about how well he treated you really made me reflect on the…Continue
Added by Bryan Rich on May 2, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments
Many of you know Wyman Meinzer from Knox County (Benjamin) and the fact that he is the official photographer for the State of Texas. Those of you who do not know him, nor know what West Texas looks like, check out his music video at…Continue
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