July 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Reviews on the book's web site

If  you haven't been to the REVIEWS page on the main web site, you might be interested to read them.  I am grateful to those who submitted for this page.  Thank you.  http://www.creativedirection.com/byhisownblood/reviews.html

Added by John Montandon on July 13, 2012 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Book to be part of "Quilt in the Capital 2012"

I feel deeply honored to be invited by The NAMES Project Foundation, custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, to discuss By His Own Blood on July 24 in Washington DC.  This will be in conjunction with a month-long event that raises awareness of HIV/AIDS.  A major part of the agenda will be to recognize the massive, 54-ton AIDS Quilt which honors family and friends who have died of AIDS.  The AIDS Quilt will be displayed at various locations around the…


Added by John Montandon on July 7, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments

An example of copy that did not make it into the book...

By His Own Blood consists of approximately 100,000 words. Before final editing took place, I had written over 200,000 words, so I had to get very serious during the final editing process, otherwise the book would have approached 600 pages, which would have been too long. In reality, much of the copy was not entirely relevant to the story I wanted to tell.
As an example, I've attached a short piece titled, "Who was Doc?" It may give you a sense of the…

Added by John Montandon on July 3, 2012 at 1:19am — 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 (…


ForeWord Posts Four Star Review of By His Own Blood

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


Currently, the chance of being infected with HIV through a blood transfusion is almost nonexistent.…


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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