Editor & Publisher
editor and publisher,
initially moved to
with her parents in 1968. She first ventured into journalism as the
co-editor of her high school newspaper at
High School. In 1976, she earned her
Bachelor of Arts Degree at California State University of Fullerton, with a
degree in Communications, and an emphasis in photography.
From 1985 to 1991, she published the
based monthly community newspaper, Mountain/Hi-Desert Guide, and the full
color publication, Wrightwood Magazine.
In 1991, when her father became terminally ill, she sold
Mountain/Hi-Desert Guide and returned to
Havasu with her family to help her
Havasu Palms, Inc., the oldest resort on
In 1995, she published
Where the Road Ends, a history of Havasu
Palms. The book is sold at the Havasu
Museum and online at Amazon. In
1999, she launched Havasu Magazine,
Havasu's first online magazine.
For six years, she worked in real estate with her husband, Don
Holmes, specializing in commercial and residential real estate. She became a
Certified Commercial Sales Specialist (CCSS), and was a Graduate of the
REALTOR® Institute (GRI). During her time in real estate, she served as the
public relations chairperson of the Lake Havasu Association of Realtors.
While Don Holmes is currently an
associate broker with Arizona
Turquoise Properties, Bobbi Holmes left
real estate in 2008 to pursue her writing interests She
writes non-fiction under her real name, and fiction under the
pen name, Anna J. McIntyre.
Bobbi and Don Holmes have strong ties in
Havasu City. Bobbi's mother, Caroline Johnson (who was
one of the owners of Havasu Palms), lives in
Havasu City, as does Don Holmes’s mother, Doris
Castro. Their children, Robert “Scott” and
Holmes, both graduated from
Havasu High School.
Today, Scott, lives with his wife, SeAnne, in
Elizabeth, lives in Alaska with her husband Joe Mackey, who is in the Coast
Guard, and their two young children. Elizabeth is a professional graphic
artist, and the designer of Havasu Magazine's logo, and many of her
mother's book covers.
Don and Bobbi Holmes live in
Lake Havasu City
with their Australian shepherd, Lady and Spooky the Halloween Cat – both
pets are featured in
their own line of greeting cards.
(Top right photo: Bobbi with her grandchildren)