MONOGAMY should be merely a tool in one’s sexual repertoire, says an outspoken author in our town.
Holly Hill – also known as Jenny – has been an other half, other woman and cougar on the prowl.
The stunning 46-year-old has written two best-selling memoirs revealing her experience of dating older and younger men.
She has just sold the rights to her third book, The Velvet Pouch, to publishing giant HarperCollins, which will be released in April next year.
Holly says her latest work would make best-selling series Fifty Shades of Grey “look like the sugar plum fairy”.
Without giving too much away, The Velvet Pouch is a warts-and-all account of Holly’s experience of an open relationship.
Living with a former boyfriend in Sydney, the couple led the high life, fully aware each had other lovers.
“He would come home with a woman and I would be typing away about their conversation, what she was wearing and how I felt about it,” Holly says.
The daring diva caused a “media furore” in the US when her first book, Sugarbabes, hit the shelves two years ago.
Diarising her reflections of churning through countless sugar daddies she snagged through placing personal advertisements in newspapers, Holly came up with the concept of “negotiated infidelity”.
“I believe monogamy shouldn’t be a life-long commitment,” she says.
“Perhaps new relationships need exclusivity, while each gets to know the other but, after 20 years with the same partner, you’re likely to get bored.”
Her controversial concept earned her guest appearances on US TV programs including Larry King Live, Fox News, 60 Minutes and Dr Phil.
Holly says monogamy should be used alongside other “tools”, including pornography and – at the more extreme end – swinging.
She describes her second book, Toy Boy, as a darker read, which appealed more to men.
Conducting another social experiment using herself as the guinea pig, Holly took out a newspaper advertisement, this time seeking younger men she offered to pay in exchange for pleasure.
Now living in Port Macquarie, and with a new partner, Holly is somewhat relieved to be rid of documenting every move she makes.
The writer grew up in Canberra and scored a cadetship with the Port News straight out of high school.
“I loved meeting people, and you’re treated like a bit of a spectacle, which suited me,” she says.
After two years dealing with countless “crazy people” who would ask to speak to a journalist at the Port News’ former premises, where Hog’s Breath Cafe is now found, a natural progression was the study of psychology through the University of Southern Queensland.
Holly worked in clinical psychology for a while, then moved to public relations.
Her world was shattered when her father, Geoffrey Hill, was killed in his Gold Coast home in January, 1999, by his estranged wife, Erlinda Rosal Hill.
Holly’s stepmother was found guilty of manslaughter on May 29, 2001, and the judge said the killing was mostly sparked by jealousy.
While this tragic ordeal played out in court, Hill broke her right leg and ankle in a skydiving accident in 2000, and fought much of her father’s case from her hospital bed.
Holly spent two years on crutches and gained employment in 2003 with her rehabilitator, CRS Australia.
Now in Port Macquarie for family reasons, Holly continues to work in public relations, is writing and is starting a speed-dating business.