Who is Diane Hatz? And what's with all this writing?

Diane Hatz

Author. Organizer. Inner Activist. 

Diane Hatz is a multi-talented author, organizer, and inner activist. Her debut novel, Rock Gods & Messy Monsters, has earned numerous honors, including first runner-up for the 2024 Eric Hoffer Award in Science Fiction & Fantasy and #1 Amazon Hot New Release in three categories. Her second book, Fallen Spirits, continues her creative journey. 

Diane’s writing is humorous, sci-fi-tinged satire and social commentary on themes such as materialism, corporate greed, spirituality, and finding oneself. Though fictional, her writing is based on her experiences, observations, and spiritual path. She has been a follower of The Dalai Lama for over twenty-five years.

You can purchase her book on any Amazon worldwide or through a variety of online retailers

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 Whole Healty Group LLC.

More at: Diane Discovers Substack & Diane Digs 


Author & Writer

Award-winning author of Rock Gods & Messy Monsters, founder Diane Discovers Substack

Indie Publisher

Whole Healthy group is the publisher of Diane Hatz’s writing

Impact Consultant

Want to create social change? Diane can help develop social impact campaigns and events

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.

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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.