John began his writing career in 1969 with an article written for Barbara Behr of House of Milan. But before he began writing novels, he was the photographer and editor of several B&D magazines with such titles as “Best of Bondage,” “Taskmaster,” “Bondagemaster,” and the politically incorrect “Teenagers in Bondage.” (None of the models were underage, despite the title.) In the early 80’s he edited, wrote for and photographed a magazine series called “John Savage’s Notebooks.” These long-ago magazines today command a high price, if you can find them.
He has worked with Barbara Behr, Bob Bishop and F.E. Campbell, well known names in the B&D field. It was through his friendship with Frank Campbell that he became involved in the writing of B&D novels. Frank was considered the most prolific B&D novelist, credited with 100 books written for HOM. As Frank became older and had trouble typing, he began dictating books on audio tapes. John Savage then transcribed those books to computer disk for the publisher. Then came a time when Frank no long wished to write. At that point John began ghost-writing Frank’s novels.
After Frank’s death, John began selling novels under his own name to House of Milan. He also wrote for Sandpiper Press, Olympia Press and Bon-Vue, all being published as paperbacks. With his computer background, it was an easy switch to ebooks when they became popular. He is currently writing B&D novels and occasionally non-B&D books under a different penname. As of this publication, he has a total of 140 novels to his credit.
As to the man himself, he was born in 1943, is married, has two grown children and (so far) three grandchildren. He is a Viet Nam era veteran. Before taking up writing full time, his main career had been in computers, ranging from programmer to systems analyst. He still programs computers and enjoys it. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in computer science. Today he lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife of forty-three years, enjoying his hobbies of astronomy, fishing and fast sports cars and, of course, writing.