Deb Hunt, English expat and author, visited the Macquarie Regional Library this week to speak about her book Love in the Outback.
Love in the Outback was written based on Ms Hunt’s adventure to Australia after years of searching for love in the wrong places left her single and lonely and thinking she missed the boat.
Ms Hunt took the plunge, left her job in event management and moved from London to Sydney after applying for a job in marketing with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
On a work related trip she travelled to Broken Hill and met a man who turned out to be the love of her life.
“Captain Courageous” as he is affectionately known in the novel, is actually the recently retired RFDS South Eastern Section chief executive officer Clyde Thomson.
Love in the Outback was written by Ms Hunt about the turn of events that lead to the unlikely event of falling in love with Mr Thomson and moving to Broken Hill.
“That’s why I wrote the book, because it was such a surprise to me (falling in love with Mr Thomson) I never expected this to happen.”
Ms Hunt spoke about her book, why she wrote it, gave an insight into some of the incidences her and Mr Thomson experienced through the RFDS and answered questions from the group.