I am Ophélie. I mean, Ophélie Victoria Blaudez, but you can call me Ophélie. Or Ophé, it’s up to you. I am French, as many of you have probably guessed because of my name, and I am coming from a town in southern France called Montpellier. So, regarding me personally, I am 22, still living in France for the moment but I planned to move abroad once again, because I love travelling, and... And, what else? Oh, yeah! I am the proud mother of Charlotte, the main character of “The Blue of Your Eyes”. There’s also that, I am transgender, I am a trans woman, but I do not know if this fact really matters. I mean, I always felt like being a woman above everything.
Anyway, I started writing from an early age, actually. I maybe wrote my first book when I was seven. It was non-fictional, I mean, it was talking about Mozart’s life. This is why my inspirations are coming from the music I listen in first (it goes from classical music to hard rock), and the stories I listen all around in second. People all around use to inspire me. Paradoxically, I do not actually read other books, I am not a good reader. I know, it’s weird for a writer, but... Yeah. I find my inspiration instead into what I watch and what I see. Especially into TV series. I really do. I use to watch a lot of TV series for picking up some good ideas, and then creating a credible timeline for the story that I am working on. Sometimes, seeing another woman walking in a street is enough to waking up my inspiration, so it can come from everywhere. Because I am like that: as I mentioned, I dislike reading. But from what I learnt when I was reading a book, it’s that it must be like breathtaking. I mean, my expectations when I read a book are that it must take me out of my daily routine. It’s the specific reason why I am a writer, I want to write books as I want to read it, with a lot of actions, a lot of characters, a big love story in the middle of that or a broken heart wandering in the middle of nothing... And, it could explain why “The Blue of Your Eyes: Prologue” is such a pretty big book.
More personally, well... Except writing, my mood swinging due to my hormonal treatment, I love travelling, chilling out with friends, buying clothes, makeup and shoes (I wouldn’t be a girl otherwise), and especially talking with people around the world. I speak two languages (English and French) and I am currently learning Irish and Dutch. I also love hearing the latest gossips about the people I know (useful for work), and I have a main interest for history and politics. And, in addition to that, I love talking with people around the world. But the thing I do love above all, it’s to talk to the people who read me. Having their opinion. Because your opinion matters to me.
Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you!
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