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

Desert Islands and Castles of Dreams…

I first met Sharon Bennett Connolly through The Review on Facebook – just quiet interactions that always left a positive mark behind. But most lately... Read More The post Desert Islands and Castles of Dreams… appeared first on Prue Batten.


My own bag zipped up and ready to go and with a pocket to remind me that I can actually embroider things at a freeform... Read More The post Masterclass… appeared first on Prue Batten.

The Sum of Us…

I’ve just been reading my cousin’s biography. Nick Riewoldt is the well-known and well-regarded ex Saint Kilda player (football on a par with soccer in... Read More The post The Sum of Us… appeared first on Prue Batten.

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