Madalena Galamba was born in Lisbon and lives in the Alentejo region. She first learned to write in 1981 and never looked back. She studied Communication Sciences in Lisbon and Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. She spent a few years in Paris, that marked her forever. She was the founder and editor of Blue Design magazine and wrote for the newspapers, Expresso, Público and Fora de Série, before founding her own writing studio, Editorialista. She practices meditation and, in her spare time, cultivates the art of idling. In 2018, she moved to the countryside and, inspired by the peace and quiet, finished her first novel. She hates procrastination and loves freedom.