God Save My Queen I and II is/are now one ebook!


It’s been more than 10 years, and now my first two books–God Save My Queen: A Tribute and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On–have been published as a single ebook!

It’s a bit of an experiment. I worked with Pronoun, an ebook publishing platform that arose from the ashes of byliner.com and a couple of the sites.

The rights for these two out-of-print books reverted back to me a couple years ago. I mean, I had to write them and ask, but the powers-that-be at Soft Skull were fine with telling me to go crazy.

So I thought it would be cool to unite the books as a single, boxed-set volume.

We priced it to sell at $2.99. So go ahead and enter my Queen-obsessed mind, now on your electronic reading  device!

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Readings at Saint Rose, Siena, Los Angeles #AWP16.

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Just added some future gigs at the Events page. A couple are here in the Capital Region Tech Valley area zone, and another is in the City of Angels.

I’ll be listening to David and David’s Welcome to the Boomtown and various Gram Parsons tracks while I’m in LA.

I love doing readings, talks, workshops, questions and/or answers, confabbing with book clubs. If you want me to visit and read, drop be a line at danielnester at gmail dot com!

Upcoming Events

Thursday February 18, 7pm
Creative Writing MFA Faculty Reading
The College of Saint Rose
Standish Rooms, Second floor of Events and Activities Center
420 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 

Tuesday, March 8, 7pm
Reading at Siena College
515 Loudonville Road
Loudonville, NY

Friday, April 1, 3pm-3:30pm
Book signing at AWP in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles
99: The Press Exhibit Space 1414

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Just up on Critical Mass: Second Thoughts on The Good Bad Boy.

f29409334c30ba2bb045b08df794The National Book Critics Circle has this great website called Critical Mass, and I’m thrilled to have an essay published there are part of their “Second Thoughts” series, where authors “write about books they’ve had reason to reassess over the years.”

My essay is adapted from a chapter in Shader on The Good Bad Boy, a book by a priest and published by a Catholic press, which I remember loving. I had a much different reaction to it, however, when I bought a copy 30-odd years later for research purposes. Read the whole thing here.

One semi-interesting sidenote: for a hot minute, I was going to call my book The Good Bad Boy, as sort of an homage. But after telling a couple people at a reading said they didn’t like it, and one of heckled me while I read, shouting things like “That’s a terrible title!” and “I do branding for [name of energy drink here], so I know!” I decided against it.


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Shader #2 on Small Press Distribution Bestseller List!


Check it out! Shader lands at #2 for Small Press Distribution’s bestseller list for October-December 2015. And that’s only after being released on November 15. Thanks to everyone for supporting, reading, and buying the book! You’ve made this a great 2015, and 2016 is looking pretty good as well.


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I’m reading Sunday, January 10 at Erv’s in Brooklyn!


Sundays at Erv’s is a nifty newish series in Brooklyn, my old home, and I am happy to take part in this event. So if you’re around, and you like words, cocktails, or both, please come. More info here.

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