Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

About Deb Hunt


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Like most writers I’ve had a variety of jobs; librarian in Saudi Arabia; teacher in Spain; journalist in London and Sydney and event manager in more countries than I care to remember.

I’ve worked for several notable organisations, including  Shakespeare in the Park, Australian House & Garden magazine and most recently the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The most interesting town I’ve ever lived in was Broken Hill – a mining town on the edge of Outback New South Wales – and I’m still a proud member of the Country Women’s Association.


I’ve written three books so far. Dream Wheeler is the story of Englishwoman Jane Lambert’s adventurous retirement in France. Love in the Outback is my own story and Australian Farming Families is a collection of true stories about people who live on the land. 

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24 comments on “About Deb Hunt

  1. Rae Luckie
    February 15, 2013

    Hi Deb lovely to see your blog – I think you need to revise the temperature – from what I heard went up a few more notches this summer.




  2. Val Lord
    March 18, 2013

    Hi Deb, I may have left the hill but am so pleased that Jen (Treloar) sent me your “Fifty Shades of Shiraz”, which I loved and will be forwarding to all my friends who appreciate a good Shiraz (something that is hard to come by over here). I have read your stories from this year, how do I see others you have written? I know you did the one on us pudding ladies so I am sure there are lots more. Love your work. Val Lord


    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      March 18, 2013

      Hi Val good to hear from you and glad you’re enjoying the posts from The Hill and thank you for your positive feedback! I’m working on a book that should be out towards the end of the year. If you click on the follow blog by email link you will get an update each time I post. I’ll put details of the book on the blog when I know more. Best wishes Deb


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  4. whocouldknowthen
    June 12, 2013

    just thought i’d visit a bit to thank for liking my poem ‘whole’ on 20 Lines today. all the love sent the poem to the top of my ‘your favorites’ list on my blog, that’s never happened before in 2 days….so thank you again.


  5. thommya
    June 12, 2013

    Hi Deb,

    Thanks so much for your visit and ‘like’ of my poetry. I look forward to perusing your pages in the future…


  6. booklovinggrandma
    June 17, 2013

    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog! It seems like you have a fascinating and varied life. But then we know that librarians are very versatile people…


  7. Lois
    August 2, 2013

    Hi deb, like you I had a career before giving up to write full time so I’m fascinated with your story! I look forward to exploring your blog!


    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      August 3, 2013

      Hi Lois, thanks for visiting my blog, it looks like you’re making a real success of writing full time, congratulations…and long may it continue.


      • Lois
        August 3, 2013

        Thanks Deb – and the same to you! Your book about the lady looking for love sounds really interesting, looking forward to reading it!


  8. ninagallo
    March 27, 2014

    Everything I’ve read on your blog has moved me. Thank you.


    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      March 28, 2014

      Thank you, and I love your Friday wildflower fixes, they are a wonderful reminder that there is beauty all around us, we simply have to slow down enough to appreciate it. Best wishes to you and enjoy your adventures!


  9. bluebrightly
    April 10, 2014

    Congratulations on the Memoir! Thanks for the follow – I appreciate that. Now I’ll go wander about here a little –


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  11. scribbley14
    July 22, 2014

    Your life sounds so interesting! Looking forward to reading your blog 🙂


  12. Isabelle P.
    June 2, 2015

    Hi Deb,
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for liking one of our posts. As a farmer, I am really interested by reading your book Australian Farming Families. I hope to be able to buy it on or somewhere else soon. All the best to you


    • debhuntwasinbrokenhill
      June 8, 2015

      Hello Isabelle, good to hear from you, AFF should be available as an e-book worldwide, it’s only available as a physical book in Australia and New Zealand at this stage, hope you manage to get hold of copy and good luck with those goats – I love reading your blog!


      • Isabelle P.
        June 15, 2015

        Hello Deb, I just found your answer in our blog’s dashboard ( I am a real newbie !!) . So, thank you for your answer and I think I will suggest my husband to order your book in Australia ( e-books and I are not really good friends : it will never replace the enjoyment to read an old book !!) I also love reading your blog: this is my little journey of the day :). Good luck with your book talk!

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  13. debhuntwasinbrokenhill
    June 16, 2015

    Thanks Isabelle, I agree with you about books and I love visiting you and your goats on a regular basis!


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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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