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.”