Virtual Book Tour: Maria, by Maria E. Rundquist

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book.  While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion.  However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.


Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Maria E. Rundquist, who is taking her latest book, Maria, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.

Luckily for us, Maria was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Maria.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Maria.  What is it about?

Maria:  It is a Biography and Autobiography.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Maria:  Because I would like the people in my community to know Maria. My immigration to America, and my contribution to my adopted country.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Maria: Outskirts Press is my publicist.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Maria: All young professional women and men.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Maria:  My life in my native country and my life in my adopted country.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Maria: This is my first book.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Maria: I am working on my second book Maria’s Journal.  Also, working on a cooking book of my own favorite recipes Maria’s Yucatan Cuisine.

OP: Thanks for your time, Maria! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!



Maria E. Rundquist is retired from her small business as translator/interpreter, and Spanish instructor. She is still involved in her community as volunteer. She is active in the Northwest Iowa Sierra Group, The Loess Hills Audubon Society, The Sioux City Neighborhood Network, The League of Women Voters, the Missouri River Runners, and the First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, Iowa. Maria and her husband Rex have four children and seven grandchildren.

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This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road”.  Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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