Read and enjoy her story The Day I Disappointed the Queen here.
A transient life has seen Apple Gidley live in countries as diverse as Papua New Guinea and Thailand, or Equatorial Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago, and another eight in between. Her memoir, Expat Life Slice by Slice (Summertime Publishing 2012), chronicles the highs and lows of that nomadic life - one she wouldn’t trade for all the proverbial tea in one of the places she hasn’t lived, China.
Her travel articles are filled with color, and spiced with subtleties which take the arm-chair-traveller to that country, or make the experienced traveller add it to their list. She draws on her experiences for her pieces on expatriate living, which offer down-to-earth observations and encouragement to those about to embark on the trail, or who already live the life.
Gidley writes a regular blog at www.applegidley.wordpress.com and writes travel and expatriate articles for print and online magazines. She has short stories published in various anthologies and her first novel, Fireburn, set in the 1870s Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands) was published (OC Publishing, Canada) in October 2017.
She lives in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, and is currently writing the sequel to Fireburn,