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

The Nanny Diary…

I’m going to be a grandmother. When I found out, several things happened. I hugged my daughter-in-law and told her she was very clever, and... Read More The post The Nanny Diary… appeared first on Prue Batten.

January is done and dusted!

And what have we accomplished? Well, there’s all that largesse from the veggie garden. Every day I wonder what to do with it so it’s... Read More The post January is done and dusted! appeared first on Prue Batten.

Voice of the sea…

‘The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach –... Read More The post Voice of the sea… appeared first on Prue Batten.

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