Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

by Diane Hatz
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

by Diane Hatz


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"Everything Everywhere All at Once" meets "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

( a 1990s record company!)

Aliens hatched a rockstar. Brain extractions, falling body parts, and blood-vessel explosions are the norm. Alex's dream job has turned into a nightmare.

What should she do?

It's the 1990s. Alex arrives at Acht Records, her improbable blonde hair streaked stress magenta and anger black. Her first duty is to wipe blood off her boss's walls. It goes downhill from there.

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is a humorous story about life inside a record company. Yet between the lines of satire and nods to science fiction, the book is a thought-provoking female narrative and social commentary on the corporate world.

Join Alex as she weaves through a comedic cast of characters and down crazed corridors of power, where her boss attempts to thwart her at every turn.

The 1990s New York City music scene never seemed so alien, yet so familiar.

"The novel is so perverse it causes one to laugh out loud at the deranged storyline and detailed descriptions. This is truly satire at its best." - US Review of Books

  • Finalist, 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award (Adult Fiction Humor)
  • Recommended Review - The US Review of Books
  • IndieBRAG Medallion 2023 Honoree
  • Top 30 Impressive Indie Books of 2022 from Independent Book Review
  • Most frequently wish listed book on BookBub (Dec 2022)
  • #1 Hot New Release Amazon Kindle in Absurdist Fiction, Pop Culture and Pop Culture Music (Sept 2022)
  • Starred Review, Independent Book Review (Oct 2022)

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9798986282329
    Publisher: Whole Healthy Group LLC
    Publication date: 09/07/2022
    Pages: 232
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

    About the Author

    Writer. Author. Inner Activist.

    Diane Hatz 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 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 The Dalai Lama and other spiritual teachers.

    Diane has an Individualized Master of Arts from Antioch University in London, England, with a focus in creative writing. Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is her first novel.

    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.

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