Meet Victoria “Echo” LaBauve
Posted by vickiepettee
When I was nine years old, I daydreamed about being Nancy Drew – brainy, courageous girl sleuth who was well off and could travel anywhere solving mysteries. Twenty years later thanks to my trust fund, I quit my job as an Investigative Reporter and founded the Insight Foresight Benevolent Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to discover and utilize inventive and effective ways to help others help themselves. In reality, it allows me to indulge my nine-year old dreams of sleuthing to help others.
My name is Victoria LeBauve, but to those who know and like me, I am Echo. I’m five feet, seven inches tall in my Tevas. My eyes are green. My hair is red and wavy and I keep it longer than shoulder length so I can tie it up on humid days – which means almost always since I live in New Orleans. I have a distinguishing feature, a white streak at the crown of my head, exactly like my Poppy Rouge, which according to him is a blessing, not a curse. My Grandmother Esme nurtured my joy of singing. Regretfully, my musicality rivals that of my Poppy for being throaty and out of accord with the intended pitch. Poppy called me his little echo, hence my nickname.
The crown of my head – at that white streak I mentioned – aches when I have a flash. I don’t see auras like Poppy – instead I have brain flares! Intuitive flashes of colors and words.
Oh, I have a penchant for quoting Dr. Seuss and I inherited the Leger trait of foretelling dreams. Although, I must admit my sleeping thoughts are more like visiting Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice’s Wonderland. I haven’t mastered the art of interpreting their meaning, but I learned to be wary of them since they usually make sense after the fact.
Hanging around with me and the Foundation can be a little wacky, but fun.
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Posted on March 3, 2014, in Ramblings and tagged aura, female sleuth, Fleur deKey, French Quarter, intuitive flash, mystery in New Orleans, Nancy Drew, new orleans author, New Orleans sleuth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.