Sue Appleby has a deep interest in the history of all things Cornish. Her first book, 'The Hammers of Towan: a Nineteenth-Century Cornish Family', looks at the impact of the Great Emigration on Cornish ancestors on her mother's side of the family. A new and much expanded edition based on new research, and featuring new photos and traditional Cornish recipes was published in 2023. Her second book, 'The Cornish in the Caribbean: from the 17th to 19th Centuries' was published early in 2019, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Cornish Publishers Awards - the Holyer an Gof. A paperback version was published in 2023. It tells the story of the contribution made by some of the Cornish people who went to the Caribbean: the miners in the copper mines of Cuba and Virgin Gorda, and the mines of then British Guiana and Aruba; the captains and crews of the Falmouth Packet Mail service to the West Indies; Methodist missionaries; colonial governors; wealthy planters; navy and army personnel stationed in the Caribbean; pirates and buccaneers. Sue has spent most of her adult life in the Caribbean, working for various international, regional, and national organisations. Married to Bernie Evan-Wong, she has two daughters, Meiling and Sarah, and lives in Antigua.