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A Life of Writing:
Jennifer Veilleux, Writer

By C. D. Carver and Clint Tatham

Veilleux’s love affair

With a love affair of writing which began during her childhood, Western Carolina University alum Jennifer Veilleux has based her life around words and their infinite combinations. After beginning a journal and writing multiple short stories at the age of 8, Veilleux knew her life would be tied to writing. As she fondly recalls, “I continued that love of writing throughout my childhood and into today.” By majoring in professional writing, Veilleux has found her niche as well as something to inspire her life.

Her dream of becoming a writer brought Veilleux to Western Carolina University, where her professors not only gave her the opportunity to learn but challenged her as well. Their unique interest in her work as well as her life provided Veilleux with the background necessary to realize her dreams. As she learned the technical aspects of writing, her desire to produce documents that are well written and well formatted began to emerge. Through the advice of her professors and the praise of her family, Veilleux has stopped denying that the field of writing is where she belongs.

Life after graduation

After graduation, Veilleux began working alongside members of Camp Omega to hone her skills as a professional writer. Through a series of documents, she was able to delve into a life of writing all her own. She plans to ontinue to work with the camp until she is able to return to school. Her dream is to combine her love of writing, and the life it has created for her, with a degree in systematic theology so she can pursue a career at Concordia Publishing House. Now one of her main aspirations, this goal keeps Veilleux concentrated with her writing so her dreams can come true.

As Veilleux herself realized, “Writing truly can be a way of life.”

These profiles were created by the Karen Greenstone's English 303 class (spring 2009)
and edited for the web by Mary Adams's English 303 class (summer 2009).

Students in Mary Adams's English 303 class (fall 2009) wrote additional profiles.