Bev Sninchak (also writing as Bev Walton~Porter) is a Colorado-based professional freelance writer, blogger, editor, and writing instructor/coach.
She has published hundreds of columns, articles, and reviews since she became a full-time freelancer in May 1997. She began writing for publication in 1982.
Bev has held membership in several organizations, including the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, Pikes Peak Writers, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the Social Psychology Network (SPN), the American Indian Science & Engineering Society, and Allies for Equality at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is also past president of the Enid Writers Club.
Her article on online promotion appears in the Writer’s Digest book Writer’s Online Marketplace. She began writing at age nine and became a published writer with the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper before the age of 18.
Bev is the author of Sun Signs for Writers, Secrets of the Professional Freelancer, Aim To Write: Tips & Tricks for Freeing the Scribe Within, Shadows of the Soul, and Nocturnal Musings: Collected Ponderings, Essays, and Stories. She is also co-author of The Complete Writer: A Guide To Tapping Your Full Potential.
Bev has also published two fiction books, Mending Fences and Hidden Fire, both under the pen name of Star Ferris.
She lives with her husband Paul and their four dogs in the beautiful state of Colorado. When she's not writing, editing, or teaching, she is pursuing advanced education in Forensic Psychology, crocheting, reading, traveling, and gaming.
You can connect with her online at http://www.motherofcrows.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Bev.Walton.Porter, or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mother_of_crows