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

Where else in the world…

It’s a phrase a dear friend used when he and I stood on Long Point at Maria Island, on a day just like this. Our...Read More

Fair Weather? Absolutely…

I met Barbara Gaskell Denvil via Facebook. As one does. We’re both hist.fict writers and we actually live quite close to each other in the...Read More

Poo n’ stuff…

We do it. Dogs do it. Cows, and sheep and ducks do it. Even fish do it… As a writer, I’ve come across dozens of...Read More

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