Kia ora, I’m Tabatha Wood.

I live in Wellington, the ‘Coolest Little Capital’ of New Zealand, and I write weird, unsettling fiction and uplifting poetry. Despite my obsession with the strange and unusual, I like to think that I am mostly harmless. Yet I do take great delight in shocking people with my horror stories whenever I can.

I enjoy writing pieces which challenge the way people think or offer a fresh perspective on the world. My style tends to be personal, emotional and often satirical, and I am passionate about writing for wellness.

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Books I’ve written, edited or which feature one of my stories:


Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange
(Wild Wood Books, 2019)
Tricksters Treats 3: The Seven Deadly Sins
(Things In The Well, 2019)
RISE: A Collection of Poems
(Wild Wood Books, 2019)
Midnight Echo #14
Breach #12

Infected: Tales to Read at Home
(Things In The Well, 2020)
Black Dogs, Black Tales
(Things In The Well, 2020)
All the Laird’s Men
(Wild Wood Books, 2020)
Outback Horrors Down Under
(Things In The Well, 2020)

Beach Glass and Old Bones: A Poetry Chap Book
(Wild Wood Books, 2020)
COMING Feb 2021
Twisted Anatomy
a body-horror anthology from Sci-fi & Scary

NONFICTION (As Tabatha Rayment)

Managing Boys’ Behaviour
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2005)
101 Essential Lists on Assessment
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2005)
99 Classroom Calamities
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2007)