In a past life, I was a journalist/researcher who originally graduated with majors in history and politics from the University of Tasmania. But I’m now a cross genre writer who is also a farm-partner, dog owner, gardener, embroiderer and chief cook and bottle washer.

I’ve been fortunate – winning gold medals, silver medals and honourable mentions, a few samples of which are illustrated below. My list has also ranked almost unbroken in varying categories on Amazon.co.uk’s Top 100 e-books for almost its entire published life – in some cases, three years. That fact makes me pinch myself in disbelief quite often!

As a writer, I’ve been featured periodically in the Huffington Post and been interviewed on radio a number of times by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition, I have a wonderful collaborative relationship with Bopress Miniature Books in the USA, writing short stories for miniature publications that are highly prized by collectors the world over. Also, in the future I look forward to collaborations with some of the most exciting writers – something we have chatted about frequently. Gone are the days of writing in isolation!

Perhaps not so healthily, I like wine, chocolate and cooking sweet things for the family. I mess about in my gardens where my mind switches to neutral and where I have dirt under the fingernails. I embroider to wind down and I walk with my Jack Russell because we both love being outdoors. If I’m truly obsessive about anything at all apart from chocolate, it’s an inherent need to be near the sea. I think I just may have been a sea spirit in a past life…



Prue Batten


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From the Blog


Roadrunner – SJA Turney?

Simon Turney and I met over ten years ago as writers with the peer-review group, YWO.com I was drawn into the exceptional world of his writing then, and I’m as much of a fan now. Over the eight years since we were both published, I have written nine books.  But Simon has scorched  a path ahead of me. He reminds me of the roadrunner…

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Fields of Dreams…

When I was driving to the Big Smoke a few days ago, I had the idea for a blogpost.

But when one has one’s hands on the steering wheel and concentration on the road is implicit, one hopes the idea will stay on the edges of consciousness so that when one reaches a destination, and fingers hit the keyboard, the post will open like a bud in the spring sun…

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Driving holidays with no particular itinerary are adventures of a kind. One never knows where the next corner will take one…

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