Esteban Luis Soto was born and raised in the West Texas town of El Paso before leaving at the age of 23 to pursue music in Austin. It was during this time that he began to develop a passion for writing poetry and short stories. The calling for writing became so great that he enrolled in the College of Santa Fe to pursue a career in creative writing. He became fascinated with the likes of Borges, Allende and Marquez and the genre known as "Magic Realism."
He developed his writing skills (especially in poetry) and after a year in Santa Fe, decided to return to his home town to be closer to his beloved family. After a period of time, however, the calling to Austin and music became so great that he has since recently relocated back to the Hill Country.
Esteban Luis Soto currently resides in Austin and continues to write and partake in musical projects. He was recently a winner in the annual Franklin-Christoph poetry contest as well as being a featured poet in Magnapoets "Love Anthology" due to be released in April. His self-published book of poetry and prose, entitled "Brilliant Inner Flames," is due to be released by years end.