May 2012 Blog Posts (6)

By His Own Blood named Winner in the 2012 International Book Awards

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…


Added by John Montandon on May 27, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

"Highly Recommended by THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

By His Own Blood has received a "Highly Recommended" rating from THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, one of the leading book reviewers in the country. I am very pleased.…


Added by John Montandon on May 14, 2012 at 1:12am — No Comments

Thanks for sharing!

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!…


Added by A. bruce Maunder on May 5, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

I could not put it down!

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…


Added by Jim lowes on May 3, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments

The Influence of a Father

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…


Added by Bryan Rich on May 2, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Wyman Meinzer's West Texas

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…


Added by John Montandon on May 2, 2012 at 12:05am — 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 just may be. Greg Clonts has purchased the screen rights to the book, partnered with a terrific screenwriter, Rod McCall (…


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.

The 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival recognized winners in the Festival’s Writing…



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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