Tabatha Wood


Tabatha (TL) Wood is an Australian Shadows and Sir Julius Vogel award-winning author of weird, dark, speculative fiction and quiet horror from Aotearoa New Zealand.

A former English teacher and school library manager, their first books were nonfiction guides for professional educators, published by Bloomsbury Press. They now tutor from home while also working as a freelance writer, translator and editor.

Tabatha strongly encourages the use of writing and creativity for positive mental health, and is the founder of Well-Written, an online group which supports writing for wellness. Tabatha’s work is often inspired by their lived experiences. When they’re not writing, they like strong coffee, soft cats, and spending time by the sea.

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

Where to find Tabatha Wood online


You set the price! Words: 36,250. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reflections is a collection of unsettling speculative fiction, weird horror, and narrative poetry.
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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autobiographical    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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