New Release – Poetry Chapbook

Around this time last year I released RISE, a collection of poems about motherhood, family, old friends, spiritual journeys and the sea. This year is the turn of BEACH GLASS & OLD BONES, poems with a strong focus on belonging, becoming and mental health. Both ePubs are, and always will be, free on Smashwords.

Breathing Room

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Sneak Peek — New Witchy Fiction

Halloween may be officially over, but the witching hour doesn’t abide by any particular day, and spooky can be celebrated at any time. I wanted to share with you an excerpt of some witchy fiction I’ve been working on lately, to be released in 2021. This excerpt is copyright. No part may be stored or

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

New Releases Coming Soon

I’ve been sitting on this news for a while as I manoeuvred things into position and I figured out what I wanted — and needed — to do. It seems like a strange time to be promoting work, especially with much of the world in turmoil, and while here in New Zealand we are doing

Allowing Time to Grow

Come closer, I want to tell you a secret … *whispers* Here’s something we, in adulthood, don’t often get told. Just because you thought or believed something in your youth and were vocal and passionate about it then, doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind, learn and grow, and be vocal and passionate about new