By His Own Blood, to be featured in the AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Washington, DC.





Contact: John Montandon
Rockford Brownstone Publishing
P.O. Box 1221
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-9998
Phone: 310.376.6502

ISBN 13: 978-0615604831

ISBN 10: 0615604838


Author John Montandon and his new book, By His Own Blood, to be featured in the AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Washington, DC.

LOS ANGELES, CA / July 19, 2012 – As part of the month-long International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Rockford Brownstone Publishing has announced that author John Montandon and his new book, By His Own Blood, are being featured as part of the event. Mr. Montandon will be the guest of The NAMES Project Foundation and will meet visitors and participants in a book signing on July 24th at the Quilt 2012 Store in Farragut Square. The book store is located at 1030 17th Street, NW, three blocks from the White House.

In addition, Montandon will dedicate the “Doc” Montandon Memorial AIDS Quilt patch to his father as part of the program. The 6’ x 3’ AIDS Quilt panel will be displayed for the first time along with 48,000 others at various places in the nation’s capitol including the National Mall, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and over 60 other venues. The Memorial AIDS Quilt has grown to become an enormous exhibit at 1.3 million square feet (50 miles long) and weighing 54 tons.

The NAMES Project Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA, was founded in 1987 to be the custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and associated document and media archives to foster healing, heighten awareness, and inspire action in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of The NAMES Project Foundation.

By His Own Blood, which is based on a true story, was recently recognized as the winner of the 2012 International Book Awards for best Non-Fiction Narrative. In his book, the author discloses the incredible true account of his father's horrific death and his search for answers and healing. In the story, the writer's father, Doc Montandon, was given a blood transfusion tainted with the HIV virus during surgery and was refused treatment after having developed AIDS. To make matters worse, the ordeal was covered up and medical assistance to care for his father was almost impossible to obtain at that time. Doc, a retired Texas cotton farmer, suffered terribly and died not knowing why or how he was infected.


Rockford Brownstone Publishing is located in Hermosa Beach, California, and is dedicated to developing and promoting self-published books, eBooks and audiobooks. To contact Rockford Brownstone Publishing, call 310.376.6502, send email to, or visit the web site at By His Own Blood is available at and in printed and Kindle formats.

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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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