Breathing Room

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The Memento Vitae Project

My usual author bio begins like this: Tabatha Wood lives in New Zealand and writes weird, dark fiction and uplifting poetry. Despite her obsession with the strange and unusual, she considers herself mostly harmless. I don’t always write horror. In fact, a lot of what I write isn’t really horror at all, and is just barely skirting the

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards

The Sir Julius Vogel awards are fan-voted awards which recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by writers and creatives in New Zealand. The winners are decided by a vote of the members of the SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc. Professional nominations can be for: novels, short stories,

Talking About Disability in Fiction

This week I thought I would have a play around with a Video Blog idea, which I have since uploaded to YouTube. What follows are my personal thoughts about my experiences as a Deaf/disabled person, and how I see disabled individuals portrayed in fiction. I talk specifically about science fiction and fantasy, as that’s the