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.
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. Her second novel is set in the Danish West Indies of the 1800s.
Dividing her time between Downtown Houston and St Croix, Apple enjoys the contrast between the vibrancy of city life and the relaxed pace of the Virgin Islands. She is involved in the community in both places, and the varied history fuels her interest in art and culture. A past board member for Families in Global Transition, she is currently on the Advisory Board of the University Museum at Texas Southern University.
Apple believes to be a true global nomad we have to be actively engaged in wherever we call home, for the moment.