AboutWhat is Rock Gods & Messy Monsters? And who is Diane Hatz?
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is one woman’s discovery that her dream job at a 90s record company is actually a nightmare of blood vessel explosions, brain extractions, rockstar aliens, and executives clawing for power – and her determination to get out as her boss thwarts her at every turn.
The three versions of Rock Gods & Messy Monsters.
Left – Oct 11, 2023, hard launch.
Middle – beta launch cover Sept 2022.
Right – First publication as Rock Gods of Acht in 2008. It took 14 years for me to believe in myself and my writing – and is what prompted relaunching an edited version with new title.
Writer. Author. Inner Activist.
Diane’s fictional novel Rock Gods & Messy Monsters was Southwest soft-launched September 2022 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hard “official” launch is slated for October 11, 2023, in New York City. She also publishes the Diane Discovers Substack and Diane Digs blog.
Diane worked at major and indie record companies, managed a band, and freelanced as a music publicist. She is co-founder of The Relay, a fanzine on The Who, which is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She’s attended thousands of concerts.
During her sometimes-surreal career, Diane also founded the nonprofit Change Food, worked to shut down factory farms, organized and spoke at major TED/TEDx events, and executive produced The Meatrix, a Webby Award winner. She has studied with many spiritual teachers, including The Dalai Lama.
Diane has a Masters in Creative Writing and is currently focused on writing fiction.
In late 2020, after 30 years living in downtown Manhattan and the East Village, Diane moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. When not at her computer creating, you can find her hiking, road tripping, or gazing at the stars. The real ones.
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is published by www.WholeHealthyGroup.com