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

ATV’s – the arse end of farming!

Yesterday my darling husband who still sees himself as something of a youngblood, had an on-farm accident off an ATV (Quadbike). ATV’s have been a... Read More The post ATV’s – the arse end of farming! appeared first on Prue Batten.

R and R…

More rehab than rest to shrug off viruses. Morning tea by a mountain stream at Longley , struggling to trickle in our current Dry. We... Read More The post R and R… appeared first on Prue Batten.

Are they me?

The first book published in my name is a book about an embroiderer. Sigh, you say. Where’s the drama, where’s the angst.     Remember... Read More The post Are they me? appeared first on Prue Batten.

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