Kindred spirits connect across the world – Interview with Prue Batten

Meet my friend Alex from the grandeur of South Wales…


It was a real joy to meet up with Prue Batten.  Prue is a fantasy and historical fiction writer who lives in Tasmania, the island state of Australia. She and her husband farm a woolgrowing and cropping property southeast of Hobart. They farm merino sheep and produce a clip of the famous Australian superfine wool that is sought after in Europe and China. When she\’s not working with her husband in the paddocks and sheepyards, her less professional interests are embroidery which she calls her sanity saver, gardening, her dogs, boating, kayaking… in fact anything to do with the sea. A university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Political Science and History and post graduate qualifications in librarianship, in a past life she was a TV and Radio researcher/presenter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Currently working on the second in the Gisborne series, Book of Knights, Prue has four books published – three fantasies, all part of The Chronicles of Eirie and one historical fiction – the first in the Gisborne series, entitled Gisborne: Book of Pawns.


Highly commended in 2012 Golden Claddagh Book Awards earning honorary judging reviews.

Two people drawn by lust and a lost inheritance in 12th Century England
where status means power and survival depends on how the game is played.
Guy of Gisborne – a man of dark secrets accompanies Ysabel of Moncrieff – a woman of prominence, on a journey that rewrites history.

‘The storytelling is mesmeric and exact, taking the reader on a spellbinding ride of unpredictable twists and turns.’ John Hudspith.

Book Two Gisborne: Book of Knights to be published in May 2013.

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