Tabatha Wood


Tabatha Wood is an award-winning author of weird, dark fiction and narrative poetry from Aotearoa, New Zealand. A former English teacher and library manager, their first books were guides for professional educators, and their work has featured in print and online worldwide. They now tutor from home while also working as a freelance writer, editor and translator.

Tabatha won an Australian Shadows Award in 2021 for their essay on menstruation in horror and was shortlisted three times for their horror nonfiction and edited work. They are a three-time finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel awards, with their debut short story collection, DARK WINDS OVER WELLINGTON, shortlisted for Best Collected Work. In 2020, Tabatha was lead editor for BLACK DOGS, BLACK TALES, a charity anthology raising money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Their creative writing is inspired by their life experiences and the beautiful country where they lives. They are passionate about the benefits of writing for positive mental health and founded the writing-for-wellness group Well-Written in 2017 to promote this belief. Their collaborative project, The Round Pebble, was born out of their strong desire to write about and share positive memories, and to find healing and connections through creativity.

You can read more of Tabatha’s stories, essays and blog posts at

Where to find Tabatha Wood online


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An unsettling selection of sixteen quiet horror and dark speculative fiction stories from Australian Shadows Award-winner, Tabatha Wood.
Beach Glass & Old Bones
You set the price! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
A collection of poems with a strong focus on belonging, becoming and mental health.
All the Laird's Men
You set the price! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Monsters, military and mayhem. A ragtag trio of Scottish soldiers meet their match at Loch Ness when they're sent on what might end up being their last ever mission.
RISE: a Collection of Poems
You set the price! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
A collection of personal poems by writer and artist Tabatha Wood. Poems about motherhood, family, old friends, spiritual journeys and the sea.
Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Horror and speculative fiction author Tabatha Wood, invites you to the Coolest Little Capital, where the wild winds will drive you to madness, the Beehive lives up to its name, and the coffee isn’t all that it seems. Inspired by Wellington legends and folklore, these thirteen original short stories will drag you on a chilling journey through the eerie, the weird and the strange.

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belonging    dark fiction    family    folklore    gothic    horror    life    loch ness    love    mental health    military    monster    mother    nessie    ocean    personal growth    poetry    quiet horror    scotland    sea    speculative    speculative fiction   

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