Jenna Rideout

Photo of Jenna standing by her bookshelf.

Hello there! My name is Jenna Rideout, and I am the author-illustrator behind Westveil Publishing. I was born and raised in Langley, British Columbia, Canada where I rode horses as often as possible, played softball, taught myself programming, and fostered a lifelong love of reading and creative writing. I studied history with a minor in psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University before moving to Newfoundland, Canada to study Electric Engineering and later Computer Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

These days I’m a freelance artist/illustrator, book reviewer and editor, as well as stay-at-home Mom to my beautiful daughter Dorothy. I live in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland with my husband, our daughter, and our two feline overlords.

The Author…

In terms of authorship, at this time I am still an aspiring author. I have novels in progress in the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre grouping, and my mother and I have plans to co-write illustrated Newfoundland/Canadiana-themed children’s stories which I will illustrate.

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The Artist…

I enjoy creating both illustrative and fine art pieces in a variety of mediums, though my preferred mediums are coloured pencil, alcohol ink, and watercolour. When I’m not working on commissioned projects or illustrating storybooks, I’m creating 2-3 pieces a week for my art YouTube channel Jenna Gets Creative.

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