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


 I love my east coast… It’s a heart home, a soul home and the ocean that laps at the Front Beach is where my Mum...Read More

Rain, hail and snow?

The rain is hitting the window like iron nails and the wind howls banshee-style around the eaves. It’s perhaps not a night for walking. Every...Read More

‘Spinning the myth…’

Apparently Napoleon once said ‘history is a myth that men agree to believe.’ I rather like this. Napoleon raises a point – is history a...Read More

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