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

Birthday bash…

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice  That’s what old Will said, and I guess it’s true,...Read More

Shy fame…

 Tobias, the first book of The Triptych Chronicle, is just over a year old…  It was a tough book to write, as I have often...Read More

Nugget – the Black Wombat!

I confess that I am in love. Always have been really… With wombats. Because they have gentle expressions, hairy, fat bodies and they walk in...Read More

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