Pump Up Your Book Chats with Nibi Soto

What do you consider as the most frustrating side of becoming a published author and what has been the most rewarding?

The most frustrating side of becoming a published author was trying to push through the walls that the publishers put up around them for new authors. This economy has made it very difficult for them and for anyone who has a dream of becoming published.

The most rewarding part of being published is knowing that something I enjoyed creating so much can now be shared with other fantasy lovers from all over the world. I absolutely love to… (READ MORE…)

Book Spotlight by Examiner.com – SLC

If you like time travelers, you’ll love ‘Beyond the Map’s Boundary’

You can order your copy of Beyond the Map’s Boundary at the author’s website here, although it will be available to order in most Virginia Beach bookstores.

Interviewed by Book Marketing Buzz

Welcome to Book Marketing Buzz, Nibi.  Can we begin by having you tell us a little about your book?

I’d love to.  Beyond the Map’s Boundary is the story of Mattie and Trevor, two teenagers that discover they are anything but average when she starts having visions of past civilizations and witnessing historical scenes appearing on particles of light.  Their easy going lives turn into a fast and furious chain of events as they stumble onto magical powers that they didn’t know they had.  These new abilities help them narrowly escape the…(read more)

Guest Blogger at Literally Speaking

The Story Behind the Book: Nibi Soto’s Beyond the Map’s Boundary

My father was born with the ‘Travel Bug’ and passed it on to me.  For as long as I can remember we were on the road every summer for the entire length of his vacation.  He drove our family all over the United States, Canada and Mexico to see historical landmarks that made the subject of history in school come alive for my brothers and me.  By the time I was 17 we had been in every state of the Union a minimum of four times each, with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska.  After high school I traveled to both of them numerous times, as well as all over the world.  I developed a fascination for world history the same as I had for American history. To this day I get an indescribable thrill when I stand in the middle of ancient ruins where my ancestors possibly stood many centuries ago.  Places like the streets of the Roman Empire or Ephesus set my imagination on fire.  It was amazing to me that… (read more)

Interview by the Hot Author Report

Q: What compelled you to write your first book?

I’ve traveled all of my life and have always been fascinated with historical places and ancient things. As I strolled through old, dilapidated structures, I used to imagine how they would have looked when they were first built and what the people were like.  Over 20 years ago I began to imagine how wonderful it would be to travel back in time and be apart of their lives for just one day.  I entertained some ideas as to how I might do that and began jotting down notes in a book I carried around with me.  When two of my granddaughters started writing stories for school, I caught the bug myself.  I read the kids my first chapter to see what they thought.  To my surprise they loved it and wanted more.  As I started on the next chapter it was as if… (read more)

The Virtual Book Tour Begins – Day 1

I start my Virtual Book Tour today with an interview with Working Writers.  You will be able to read the interview here.  This will be the first in a two week run and a new experience for me.  I love the feeling of being excited and a little fearful on a new adventure.  It keeps me sharp and observant.  It should be fun.  I’ll keep you updated on my experiences with this tour as it moves along.

Interview by Working Writers

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been writing?

Originally born in Idaho, sandwiched between two brothers, my parents moved to Utah when I was six years old. I have lived here the majority of my life at the base of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. I love to learn and am not afraid to apply what I learn. I enjoy the adventurous side of life and get a thrill out of discovering new talents and developing new skills. I figure I’m going to have to live 140 years just to…

The Virtual Book Tour Begins – Day 1

I start my Virtual Book Tour today with an interview with Working Writers.  You will be able to read the interview here.  This will be the first in a two week run and a new experience for me.  I love the feeling of being excited and a little fearful on a new adventure.  It keeps me sharp and observant.  It should be fun.  I’ll keep you updated on my experiences with this tour as it moves along.

Local School Presentations

I did a fun thing today.  I spoke to a third grade class and the entire 5th grade at Roy Elementary for about an hour each.  This is where the real fantasy lovers live!  They were very receptive and anxious to interact with me as an author.  Talk about enthusiasm!   We had a wonderful time and I sold a few books.  I would consider it a successful event (far more than the bookstore signing was) and with better planning and advance notice, I’m sure it will be more profitable and a wonderful opportunity for the kids to meet and speak with a real author.

I think this is an avenue that I’m going to pursue with vigor.  I have found a good booking agent and am going to let her run with this locally and see how it goes.   We’ll branch out from there.

Preparations for Virtual Book Tour

For the first two weeks of June, I will be doing a Virtual Book Tour for the first time with Pump Up Your Book.  Pump Up Your Book has just posted an invitation to blogs and pod casters to reserve a spot for Beyond the Map’s Boundary on their schedules.  I’ve done a fair amount of due diligence on this company and they have a very good reputation for promoting online.  It should be a lot of fun to see what happens and who picks up the novel to review.  Another adventure is always fun!