Prue Batten

About me

I was born in Australia and studied history and politics at the University of Tasmania. I’ve worked as a hotel cleaner, a cosmetician in a major department store, a bookseller but most properly as a journalist/researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where I met my husband, also a journalist.

We now farm in Tasmania, growing superfine wool. I have two adult children, two dogs, too much garden and maybe too little time to write.

I write both historical fiction for which Gisborne: Book of Pawns received an Honourable Mention in the 2012 Golden Claddagh Writing Contest, and historical fantasy for which A Thousand Glass Flowers received a silver medallion in the 2012 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Most recently, both books have been nominated for further awards in the USA.

From my website

Snowed in, under and all about…

Iā€™m being slowly snowed under… No ā€“ it is not winter here. It is only just autumn, the leaves are only just colouring and the...Read More

Cheap decorating…

Those who know me as a historical fiction writer, also know me as a beach lover and someone who spends much time walking on beaches...Read More


Grief is such an amorphous and difficult thing to grasp. At some point every single one of us will grieve for something ā€“ a loved...Read More

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