A former journalist from Australia who graduated with majors in history and politics, I’m now a cross genre writer who is also a farmer, dog owner, gardener and embroiderer.

I didn’t plan to be a writer in those early days, I was far more a reader. But like most writers, I’ve always written – seeing the world through the medium of the word. It was inevitable that I become an independent writer simply because I love being at the cutting edge of something and together with many other ‘indies’, being at the forefront of the New Age of Writing and Publishing is like being a sea captain in the Age of Exploration. And I’ve been fortunate – winning gold medals, silver medals and honourable mentions for my work and to have them ranking unbroken in the UK for their entire published life!

I try to make time for other things in life. I love wine, chocolate and cooking delectable cakes and biscuits. I mess about in my gardens, dirt under the fingernails and a plant catalogue alongside a cup of tea. I stitch (I love needle and silks) – to wind down. I walk (a lot) with the Jack Russells but more than anything, I like being on beaches, boats or the water – being by the sea is implicit for my writing to sing.


Prue Batten


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From the Blog



Today is my Mum’s birthday.


She would have been 90 years old…

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Creative juices…

‘Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.’

So you see it isn’t all arty-farty, you know. All painting, sculpture, writing and so on…

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I’ve got mail…

On this dreadful day, as we all wonder about Paris, a post such as this has little relevance.

I wrote it before the events in Paris and offer it up as a gentle escape for a short while…

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Digging deeper…

Every time one ‘picks up a pen’ to write a book, one has to learn about something. One researches. In order to give one’s setting some sort of veracity, one digs up the detail…

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The Dark Hours…

I’m a light sleeper.

But lately, owing to a brief illness, I have been sleeping like the proverbial log. My head laying on the pillow, eyes closing and the next morning, waking to not a wrinkle or fold in the bedding from a tempestuous night.


Tonight, however, is more like old times…

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