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

Solitary Confinement…

Sometimes life is for escaping from. Sometimes it’s for escaping to. Today was the latter… Very early this morning, the men decided to go fishing...Read More

Cabinet of Curiosities…

Thoughts for the new book are coming together. I feel like a detective placing clues on a board. Some shout louder than others but somewhere...Read More

True Grit…

Today, 27th November, would have been my mum’s 91st birthday. And even though she has been gone for over a year and is now the...Read More

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