She is a member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, Pikes Peak Writers, and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). 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 before the age of 18. Since then, she has published hundreds of articles and columns, several non-fiction books, two fiction books, and a poetry chapbook.
After graduating in the top 10% of her class from Widefield High School in Security, Colorado, Bev she earned five scholarships to study Mass Communication and Psychology at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. In addition, she majored in Applied Communication and minored in Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Earning a spot on the President’s List for academic excellence, she was also a member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) and Student Allies for Equality while at UCCS.
An avid student, she continues to further her education in various subjects, including Forensic Science, Social Psychology, and Philosophy through programs sponsored by educational institutions such as Nanyang Technical University (Singapore), Duke University, Indian Business School (India), University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Berklee School of Music, and Wesleyan University, among others.
Bev’s favorite genres are non-fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, and horror. She 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 published two fiction books, Mending Fences and Hidden Fire, under the pen name of Star Ferris.
Bev lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Paul, and a passel of animals. A proud word nerd and autodidact, when she’s not writing or reading, Bev collects crow figurines, plays with slinkies, bakes, games, crochets, watches movies, curates music playlists, and investigates the paranormal.
Her favorite authors are Stephen King, Christopher Moore, Mary Roach, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jon Ronson, Anne Rice, and Neil Gaiman, among many others. You can find her online at her primary blog http://theredmistdescends.blogspot.com or her Facebook author page http://www.facebook.com/Bev.Walton.Porter