Bev Walton-Porter


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, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly nonfiction. I enjoy fiction, of course, but I'm very picky about the fiction I read. When I read nonfiction, I typically read books about science-related subjects, such as quantum physics, psychology (particularly forensic or social psychology), essays, biographies/memoirs, and writing-related reference books.

When I read fiction, it's usually paranormal, paranormal romance, horror, suspense, or humor. Weird combo, I know!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
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Where to find Bev Walton-Porter online

Where to buy in print


I, Possessed
Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: American English. Published by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
My name is Libby Jean Stanwick, and I’m possessed. When I say I’m possessed, I mean THAT kind of possessed. The kind that involves demons, Satan, Lucifer, and all of that. The kind of possessed you read about in books, hear about from the Catholic Church, and see in movies. Remember Regan in The Exorcist? Yeah, like her. But more fucked up and more real. This is my story.
Lippy Legs & All – My Life with Lipedema
Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
For years, my calves ballooned, bruised easily, and became more painful. Bumping against anything sent searing pain through my legs. Something was wrong, but what? I thought it was a simple case of edema, but elevating my legs and taking diuretics didn't help. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Lipedema, an incurable genetic disease. This is the story of how a rare condition changed my life.
Nocturnal Musings, Volume 2 – Selected Essays, Ponderings, and Meditations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017 by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
In the second volume of Nocturnal Musings, author Bev Walton-Porter offers up another helping of ponderings and essays examining the mundane to the spiritual aspects of everyday life.
Nocturnal Musings: Collected Ponderings, Essays, and Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Essay » Author profile
Filled with bits of memoir, slices of biography, unapologetic opinion, personal meditations, and historical exploration, Nocturnal Musings is a compilation of ponderings, essays, and short stories written by the author over the years. The range of subjects is vast, but are an accurate representation of the kinds of topics many of us may think and wonder about on a daily basis.
Secrets of the Professional Freelancer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by )0( Triple Crow Publishing )0(. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Secrets of the Professional Freelancer has all the information you need to jump-start a professional career in freelance writing. From mastering queries to marketing, veteran freelancer and author Bev Walton-Porter takes you by the hand and leads you along the path to transforming your dream of being a freelance writer into reality.

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