Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Love in the Outback – Extract

I’m up in Broken Hill to launch Love in the Outback at the fabulous Browzers Bookshop. Here’s an extract from the start of the book. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Pan Macmillan Australia Extracts

Love in the Outback

 prologue

Forty-five degrees, that’s what they’re forecasting for today. There’s a total fire ban and Maggie has left her kennel and retreated indoors. I’m freezing bottles of water so I can wrap them in towels and slip them into bed tonight. The curtains are drawn, the blinds are closed and the evaporative air cooler is struggling to cope. It might bring the temperature down a few degrees but only if I leave the doors and windows open so the air can circulate. That seems like madness on a day like today. Open windows are a sure invitation for blowflies – hateful creatures that settle in ugly clusters on furniture and countertops. At least we’ve still got power. A main transformer blew yesterday and half the town was cut off for five hours.

The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are twelve hundred kilometres away from this dusty outback town. It’s…

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9 comments on “Love in the Outback – Extract

  1. bkpyett
    May 2, 2014

    I love the way you have set the scene. I can almost feel that heat, even though it’s freezing here tonight!

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  2. debhuntinbrokenhill
    May 6, 2014

    Thank you so much, we spent the weekend there this weekend to launch the book – and it was also freezing! Thank goodness for log fires 🙂

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  3. Val Lord
    May 7, 2014

    Okay Deb, all set this morning to order Dream Wheelers from Amazon and then did a search for Love in the Outback and not there…where can I buy this from? I want to order both and I want to have the book in my hand, not on Kindle! Please, please…need to know…oh and I see JBwifi have your book on ebooks!! Congrats!! Now if I can just get my hands on both of them I will be happy!!

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  4. debhuntinbrokenhill
    May 8, 2014

    Hi Val, where are you living now? I can post you a signed copy of each one if you like. Hard copy books currently available in Australia and NZ only, but I think http://www.bookdepository.com should also have them as hard copies. Let me know if you’d like me to post them to you, my email address is deb.hunt@me.com x

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  5. Val Lord
    May 8, 2014

    Thanks Deb, will drop you an email as we are still in the DR but our mail has to go to a Miami. A signed copy of them would be lovely though, mind you it takes two – three months for mail to reach us. Will send an email….xx

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  6. debhuntinbrokenhill
    May 9, 2014

    Val I’m sure I can post you some copies airmail if necessary! x

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  7. Val Lord
    May 9, 2014

    Thanks Deb, I will email you soon as I have received your email, but I might just have you post the signed copies to my daughter as they are coming over in October and she can bring them and it won’t be so expensive and the time difference won’t be much different with her bringing them…I will email you her address. Thanks again Deb x

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  8. debhuntinbrokenhill
    May 11, 2014

    Sounds like a good idea, I’ll package a couple of books up for your daughter and post them tomorrow x

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    • Val Lord
      May 12, 2014

      Thanks Deb, much appreciated xx

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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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