Writer | Author | Inner Activist

Diane is the award-winning author of her debut indie novel Rock Gods & Messy Monsters, founder of indie-publishing and consulting company Whole Healthy Group LLC, and a writer on both Medium and Substack.

Over the years, 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 founded the nonprofit Change Food, worked to shut down factory farms, organized & spoke at major TED/TEDx events, and executive produced The Meatrix, a Webby Award winning online animation about factory farming. She has been a healthy food advocate for twenty-five years.

She has studied with The Dalai Lama and other spiritual teachers.



Diane has an Individualized Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University in London, England, and is currently focused on writing fiction. Her first book Rock Gods & Messy Monsters was indie published in September 2022 through her new publishing imprint Whole Healthy Group. Her second book Fallen Spirits will be releasted later in 2024.

In late 2020, after 30 years living in the East Village NYC, 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

Hailed as a Top 30 Impressive Indie Book of 2022 by Independent Book Review, an indieBRAG Medallion 2023 Honoree, and a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is one woman's search for self in a crazed world of corporate music. Based on actual experiences but twisted to an absurdist level, Rock Gods shows us that we all have the power to change. We just need to make sure our eyes are open.

Buy a copy today at your favorite online retailer!

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters was also a #1 Hot New Release on Amazon Kindle in three categories - Pop Culture, Pop Culture Music, and Absurdist Fiction - and a Starred Review in October 2022 from Independent Book Review.

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Author. Organizer. Inner activist. Looking for answers one pen stroke, meditation, and road trip at a time. Rock Gods & Messy Monsters out now.