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Professional author/editor and life-long student living in the stunning Rocky Mountains with my talented husband, brilliant children and four cats.


Background Information

Bev Walton-Porter's work has appeared in numerous publications, both online and offline, since she began freelance writing full-time in May 1997. Her first piece was published in 1982 before the age of 18.


Bev's section on online promotion appears in book "Writer's Online Marketplace" (Writer's Digest Books), edited by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. She is also a co-author of "The Complete Writer: A Guide to Tapping Your Full Potential," published by Red Engine Press in August 2005. Bev was a featured freelancer in "Going Solo: How to Survive and Thrive as a Freelancer" by Bobbi Linkemer.


Her first solo book, "Sun Signs for Writers," was published by F & W Publications, Inc. on August 23, 2006. Her first fiction book, "Mending Fences," was released September 6, 2006 by Whiskey Creek Press. Her latest book, "Hidden Fire," was published by Whiskey Creek Press June 15, 2009.


In addition to penning articles and books, she teaches online writing courses and publishes Scribe & Quill, an award-winning e-zine for writers. She is a member of the Authors Guild and Association Transcommunication (ATransC).


A confirmed workaholic who is nocturnal by nature, she haunts coffeehouses and bookstores with her talented and beloved husband, Paulzuzu. Bev prefers to keep vampire's hours and hears the call of the Muse in dark of night.


Her favorite author is the inimitable Stephen King. Bev enjoys reading, cinema, music, World of Warcraft and paranormal investigation.


Bev is a client of the Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency in New York City.


Influenced by: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Dean Koontz, Poppy Z. Brite, Anne Rice, Terry Pratchett and a host of other fantastic scribes.


Admires: Jade Walker, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Poppy Z. Brite.


Thanks to: My dad, Leo C. Walton, Sr. (deceased) for reading to me every night as a small child and instilling a love of words in me at an early age; my mom, Shirley Walton, for supporting me every step of the way; my kids, for being the best ever; my significant other, Paul, who is the most patient and understanding partner I could ever hope for. I love all of you guys!

Birth Place
Covington, VA USA
Accomplishments

Previous gigs include: Former editor at Inkspot.com, senior editor for CyberTipfortheDay.com, former review editor for Eye on the Web, former Contributing and Managing Editor for Suite101.com/Freelancing, former contract editor for NBCi, current editor and publisher of Scribe & Quill e-zine.


Former Grievance officer and delegate, National Writers Union, RWA member for three years, President of Enid Writers Club for two years, Publicity director for EWC for one year, state rep for ByLine Magazine, runner-up in contemporary romance novel entry at Mid-America Romance Authors "Fiction for the Heartland" contest in 1995, numerous other awards not listed here.

Additional Information

Aspires to: Instill a love of books, reading and writing into my children; have a national bestseller in the U.S. and abroad; communicate and interact in a positive way with as many people in this world as possible.

Favorite Links

Elemental Editrix
Bev's professional services site for writing, editing and coaching.

Bev Walton~Porter - author site
Professional author site with links to some of my articles and other areas of interest.

Star Ferris - author site
Professional author site for Star Ferris, the pen name I use to write romantic fiction. I specialize in contemporary, suspense and paranormal women's fiction.

Scribe & Quill
Bev's award-winning site/e-zine for writers, established in 1997.




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