• Name: Elvira Valerievna Baryakina
  • Date of birth: November 9, 1975
  • Place of birth: Gorky, USSR (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
  • Residence: Lakewood, CA USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Year of immigration: 2002
  • Education: Nizhny Novgorod State University, Law Department (1997)
  • Family: Paul (husband), Gabriel (son)
  • Working experience beyond literature: administrative assistant, paralegal, lawyer, university teacher
  • Number of published books: 15 (historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, children’s books, textbooks)
  • Business: the biggest educational website for Russian-speaking authors, The Writer’s Guide, with an audience over 1.6 million. Since 2006.
  • Teaching: lectures and courses on literary craft and business, with an audience of more than 8,000 aspiring writers.
  • Media: numerous appearances in Cosmopolitan, AiF, NTV World, Moscow Radio, RIA Novosti, Russian News, City FМ, Utro.ru, The View, etc.