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

Shiver me timbers…

The aroma of timbers and the sea. The sound of people yelling to each other – from the yardarms, from the seats of skiffs, from... Read More The post Shiver me timbers… appeared first on Prue Batten.

Wooly bums…

No writing this afternoon, no swimming either …  instead, bringing the ewes off the oat stubble on a stormy afternoon… Through dust and dirt… Amazing... Read More The post Wooly bums… appeared first on Prue Batten.

The Good, the bad and the ugly…

I became so disillusioned with Facebook the other day that I vacated it. The anger, rudeness and unadulterated aggression between those who support Trump and... Read More The post The Good, the bad and the ugly… appeared first on Prue Batten.

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