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

On Being Indie…

Perhaps the first point about being indie is that it isn’t easy for the uninitiated… One has to remember that one is competing against traditionally...Read More

Swallows and Amazons…

For many tourists and weekenders, Maria Island is a great place to visit and observe. Looking from the mainland shore – “The island (could) seem...Read More

Superb Sunday…

Sometimes it’s great to just leave research books, pages of writing and notes and the computer far behind and spend the day with family, just...Read More

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