Press Kit

On this page you will find author images, book covers and bios of various lengths. Permission is hereby granted to use any the following material for press, promotional or publicity purposes.

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Tabatha Wood, British / New Zealand author (tauiwi).

Pronouns: she / they.


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Tabatha Wood is a two-time award-winning Deaf author of dark, speculative fiction and narrative poetry living in Aotearoa. They like strong coffee, soft cats and spending time by the sea. 


Tabatha 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, they now tutor from home while also working as a freelance writer, editor and illustrator. 


Tabatha Wood is a two-time 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 illustrator.

Tabatha has won two awards for their horror nonfiction; an Australian Shadows Award in 2021, and a Sir Julius Vogel award in 2022. They are a three-time finalist for the Sir Julius Vogels, beginning with their debut short story collection, DARK WINDS OVER WELLINGTON, shortlisted for Best Collected Work in 2020. Their most recent collection of short fiction, REFLECTIONS, was shortlisted for two awards in 2023: the Australian Shadows and Sir Julius Vogel awards. 

Their creative writing is often inspired by their life experiences and the beautiful country where they live. 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. Tabatha believes in giving back to the community and has organised a number of charity fundraisers and events. They enjoy making their own art and jewellery; creating costumes and props for cosplay projects; and loves dressing up to help support a good cause.