Hello. My name is Margo Durand. Actually, it is Marguerite, but no one calls me that. I was named after a famous French journalist who shares our last name, Marguerite Durand. I think my papa, who is the publisher and editor of Laumua’s finest newspaper, had my career all planned out from my birth.
But I don’t mind. I love newspaper work. I graduated from a US college with a BS in journalism, interned at the Christian World Magazine, then returned to my home in the Suamalie Islands to work for my father. It would be a lot easier if he’d let me modernize and bring the business into the new century.
Hard to believe I work in and have been successful in this reporting business because I have a little secret that sometimes gets in the way. No spoilers, so you’ll have to read my story in A Heart for News.
I have two brothers, Émile, a hospital chaplain, and Julien, taking a gap year between high school and college to work as an accountant for our newspaper. (He’s totally uninterested in journalism, but he loves airplanes and motor sports. Ugh)
Right outside Old Town, where our office is located, is a sweet little cottage I rent until someday when I can afford to purchase a home. They’re kind of expensive here in the Suamalie Islands. I putt around on a little Red Vespa.
Welcome to my story in A Heart for News. I’ll see you there!