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

Oh captain, my captain…

Oh Captain, my captain… After a rough journey, into a safe harbour. (Chinamen’s Beach on Maria Island) Relaxing with a cup of tea and debating...Read More

Pimping and whoring…

One of the down sides of being a writer with published books is marketing. For me, marketing is like diving into the ocean when a...Read More


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