Elvira K. Gonzalez is an author, founder, athlete and former professional track & field coach. Her memoir, Hurdles in the Dark was acquired by MacMillan Publishers in a 6-figure, pre-empt advance. The book will be published in 2024.
Elvira is the founder of Writers Inkubator (WI), a literary and talent management company dedicated to guiding writers from idea to post-publication as well as packaging IP for the screen. WI has been working alongside InsideOUT Writers, a non-profit organization that conducts writing classes inside juvenile halls and prisons.
Prior to WI, Elvira coached Track & Field at the University of Pennsylvania, Calhoun School, Riverdale County School, personal coached a two-time olympic hurdler and was the horizontal and vertical jumps private coach at The Armory, the premier indoor track & field in the United States.
As a high school athlete, Elvira was a 3x UIL Texas State Championship Qualifier in the 100m/300m hurdles and sprints. Currently, she holds the 55mH record at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) where she studied information systems and international business. As a freshman at UIW, she earned the All-Conference top performer award and qualified to the NCAA National Championships. During her sophomore year, Elvira fractured her spine and was forced to hang up her running shoes. Years later, she made a comeback and won multiple races in the 400mH, including the USATF New Jersey State Championships. In 2019, she qualified for the 2020 USA Triathlon National Championships.
Elvira resides in New York City and Los Angeles.
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