Apple Gidley, an Anglo-Australian author whose life has been spent absorbing so many countries and cultures, considers herself a global nomad. She currently divides her time between Houston, Texas and Saint Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. She has called twelve countries home (Papua New Guinea, Thailand, The Netherlands and nine others), has moved 26 times and her experiences are described in her first book, Expat Life Slice by Slice (Summertime 2012).

Her roles have been varied - from magazine editor to intercultural trainer, from interior designer to Her Britannic Majesty’s Honorary Consul. Now writing full time, Apple evocatively portrays peoples and places with empathy and humour, whether writing travel articles, blogs, short stories or full-length fiction. Her first novel, Fireburn, set in the Danish West Indies of the 1800s, is due out in the fall of 2017 (OC Publishing).

Apple enjoys the contrast between the vibrancy of city life and the relaxed pace of the Virgin Islands. She and her family love the history of the island that 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. 

Her blog, A Broad View, can be found at or you can follow her on Twitter @expatapple

Apple's first novel, Fireburn, launched on October 1, 2017, the day in history of the workers' rebellion in 1878 on the Island of Saint Croix that inspired the novel.

Available now for order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and at select retail book stores.

Download launch press release here.

Apple Gidley