Cultures and customs are vividly brought to life through Anglo-Australian writer Apple Gidley, who has lived and worked in countries as diverse as Papua New Guinea, Thailand, The Netherlands and nine others, and which is described in her memoir, Expat Life Slice By Slice (Summertime Publishing 2012).
Her varied roles include editing a regional magazine for an international charity, selling dive equipment, springing distressed British Nationals from gaol, teaching English in an African barrio, among others.
Now writing full time, Apple evocatively portrays peoples and places with empathy and humor, whether writing travel articles, blogs or short stories. She is currently writing a sequel to her debut novel, Fireburn (OC Publishing 2017), set in the Danish West Indies of the 1870s.
When not on St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Apple can be found in Houston, Texas. She believes to be a true global nomad we must be actively engaged in wherever we call home.