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

Writing touchy-feely stuff…

I was walking along a deserted beach with my then young son. (He’s now in his 30’s) The day was a soft spring day… a...Read More

GPS’s, blind alleys and life…

Or more specifically, the rough road of research. What an adventure my journey with Guillaume has been to this date! Especially with the twelfth century...Read More

Altered Sensibilities…

There is an internationally recognised art facility in town – MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. Till now, my husband and myself have...Read More

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