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Blue Apple Switchback

Official Website of Award-Winning Author Carrie Highley

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Blue Apple Switchback

In The Press


Coming out is a long hard road.  It's twists, turns, and switchbacks can be painful and confusing, not only to the one coming out but also to the ones she loves.  Carrie Highley guides us through the sometimes heartbreaking confusion of her path with bravery and tenderness.  It is an important story that will surely help others find the way to accepting their true selves. 

The Author employs a well developed sense of place. She does a great job of describing the gulf that gradually grows between two good people who decide to end their relationship.  She has a talent for describing herself and how she sees herself.  I really appreciated the sentence on page 26.  "I was a bit of a misfit growing up, a square peg that had a hard time fitting into this round world.  I can't believe this is Carrie Highley's first book. 

Chris Lemig, Author of The Narrow Way

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Sunset Magazine

Judge - Ben Franklin Book Awards



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Carrie Highley grew up in the Piedmont of North Carolina before moving to the mountains and completing her bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.  After moving up and down the east coast for fifteen years she has settled down in Asheville, N.C. where she enjoys writing, hiking, and biking.  Blue Apple Switchback is Carrie Highley's first book.  


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