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

The art of spin doctoring…

“Spin doctor (noun) (informal): a spokesperson employed to give a favourable interpretation of events to the media…” And so we saw Tassal’s corporate engagement chief,... Read More The post The art of spin doctoring… appeared first on Prue Batten.

When real life intervenes…

My latest book, Michael (the final in the a historical fiction trilogy, The Triptych Chronicle) is taking me the longest  to write of all eleven... Read More The post When real life intervenes… appeared first on Prue Batten.

One of New Zealand’s best…

I first met Kelly Gardiner during the organisation of the Historical Novel Society of Australasia Conference happening in Melbourne in the first week of September.... Read More The post One of New Zealand’s best… appeared first on Prue Batten.

 
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