I just made progress on Supercilious! So far I’m 44% complete on the Writing phase. 8 Weeks remain until the deadline.
I just made progress on Supercilious! So far I’m 42% complete on the Writing phase. 8 Weeks remain until the deadline.
Trying hard not to drink tonight. A Saturday bloody night, of all things. Five days straight now. Climbing the walls. Wasting time making mock book covers for The Orchard, like this one. Can’t write. Feeling angry. Feeling weak. Angry/weak. Impossible to be creative when you feel like this. It looks more like a European […]
Well, we made it. We are officially living in Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast. The place is quiet because of COVID-19 but in 12 months or so it’ll be bursting with tourists again. I found this postcard at a souvenir store on the main strip. Reminded me of the types of women Elmo dates, repeatedly. […]
Leonie and I are solar-powered people. We are relocating in 2 days to our new home in Mooloolaba, QLD. I’m happy because the place comes with a study and I’ve got a view of the canal from where I’ll write. Leonie is happy because we’re living a 5-minute walk from the beachfront pictured below and […]
Here’s a teaser (below). The entire first chapter of The Orchard. A one paragraph chapter that sums it up from the start. The edits are going well. This book will live.
Another cover I made for THE ORCHARD. It has more of a Margaret Atwood feel, I think. Not sure if it quite suits. Was fun to make.
Editing on THE ORCHARD has begun. After much deliberation, I found a trusted American company to work with. Meanwhile, I am keeping busy on the farm, baling hay, fixing barbed wire fences and splitting logs for our family to sell as firewood during the coronavirus pandemic. I’m still writing each morning. I can’t wait to […]
Cover designs for The Orchard. I love the extremely simple Literary covers used on 20th century books like: Malcolm Lowry’s, UNDER THE VOLCANO and Kurt Vonnegut’s, SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE. I even own a copy of Kerouac’s, On The Road, that has a cover that consists of an orange flat colour with a white rectangle centred and […]
Supercilious! My newest project. As I currently seek a suitable literary editor for The Orchard, I am making ground on a new book – Supercilious! Usually I don’t dive into another book without a resting period. I believe writing should be organic, not forced. I laugh at those self help books that promote writing […]
BRANDY IN FLAMES will soon be available right here on headbook.net or Amazon. COMING SOON BRANDY IN FLAMES BRANDY IN FLAMES presents in the guise of a men’s nudie magazine forum as Head astutely dissects a society gone mad and explores our views on women, sex, religious excommunication, mortality and the pervasive dominance of fantasy in […]
I’m extremely excited to announce the completion of “THE ORCHARD”, the first novel of 2020. We’re taking it through the editing phase now. COMING (VERY) SOON THE ORCHARD In this transgressive fiction novel Gene Head skillfully uses the platform of the tediously over told “untouchable farmer’s daughter” cliché, to tell a tale of significantly greater sophistication, unearthing […]