I am a 52 year old wife, mother, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Canadian co-author of the first and definitive biography about the late adult film legend and pop culture icon, John Curtis Holmes. The book entitled, John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches, presented in an oral history format, was published in August 2008 by Bear Manor Media. It contains three photos sections (including rare nudes), a 21 page filmography, 114 feature film reviews and 86 loops synopses, all watched and written by its two authors.
The originator of John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches and my co-writer, 27 year old Jennifer Sugar (a recent Michigan State University graduate), conceived of "Inches" in 2004 upon learning that a biography about John Holmes did not exist. In late 2005, Sugar and I met online through our mutual interest in Holmes and his connection to the unsolved Wonderland murders, when we began to forge our unique collaboration. Interestingly, neither Sugar or I had any previous affiliation with the media, John Holmes, or with the adult entertainment community, prior to embarking upon this project, which enabled us to provide a factual and balanced approach to the book. Together, we interviewed 35 people who had known, worked with and/or loved John Holmes (and used other resource material), in order to complete an unbiased and consummate look at the turbulent life of the "biggest" male adult film star in the history of erotic cinema.
I have always enjoyed writing, yet, never imagined that at age 50, I would become a co-author of a biography detailing the life one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in contemporary Hollywood. The creative experience of co-writing a book of this nature has not only been liberating, but it has taught me sensitivity and respect for unconventional life choices. I am fortunate to have had an opportunity to collaborate with a diligent, bright and intelligent young co-writer.
John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches has received critical acclaim and is our first book. Please visit the website for our bio at: