Cultures and customs are vividly brought to life by Anglo-Australian writer Apple Gidley, who has lived and worked in twelve countries - Nigeria, England, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Papua New Guinea, The Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Thailand,
Scotland, USA and Equatorial Guinea.
From each she has garnered a knowledge and understanding of that country without ever professing to being an expert. A slither of her heart has been left in each place as people met and places and events, good or bad, from celebrations to coups d'etat, become part of her memories.
Her roles have been varied - magazine editor, intercultural trainer, interior designer, British Honorary Consul in Equatorial Guinea, to mention a few. To the list is now added 'writer'.
Short stories have been published in various anthologies - the latest, Mondays at Ten,
is a product of the COVID lockdown and includes stories and poetry from the eighteen writers who make up The Writers' Circle of St Croix, which she leads.
Crucian Fusion - Essays, Tales, Conversations, released October 2021, is a tribute to St Croix, the Caribbean island she currently calls home as she awaits her next adventure.
A fourth novel, Have You Eaten Rice Today? describes the communist uprising in 1950's Malaya, euphemistically called The Emergency, and will be published by Vine Leaves Press in September 2022.
Gidley is currently researching her next historical novel.
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