Gema Moraleja was born in Madrid on September 24 1970. Since she was nine she dreamed of becoming a writer. She even wrote
her own magazine, hoping to one day publish her writing. Nothing has come easy to this writer who, from the moment she stepped
into her first literary circle (tertulia) got to know all kinds of people, from the most arrogant and hard-faced to the most
tender and innocent.
At one point she almost gave up on being a writer. She had contacted 40 publishers, but noone it seemed would publish her.
It was then that she came to a crucial turning point in her life. -Dear God, she said to herself, if I am not good enough
to write, please send me a sign and I will stop writing. And if I am good enough, send me a sign to tell me I should carry
on. That same day she received a letter from Betania publishers, and two months later at the age of 25, her first book came
out. And even a critic who had told her that he would never publish her book Ripios (Empty Words) because literature was for
people with more class now recognized that Ripios was not so bad after all.
Do not despair of scaling mountain peaks
Be content to see the
Waves, the rhythm of the sea,
And its inhabitants; from above
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Life imitates experience
live what happens
as if it were