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

Voter Backlash…

This is my bay. It also belongs to many other people – the people of Tasmania. These are State waters, a beautiful sea that has... Read More The post Voter Backlash… appeared first on Prue Batten.

Birthday celebrations on a desert island…

To those who know Roman fiction writer, SJA Turney, you will know that this is his birthday weekend. What better way to celebrate than to... Read More The post Birthday celebrations on a desert island… appeared first on Prue Batten.

Drowning in words…

One of the hardest things I find as a writer, is the inability to devour fiction the way I used to… As a child, I... Read More The post Drowning in words… appeared first on Prue Batten.

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