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Widow's Welcome: Launch

It's finally here! Widow's Welcome is out in the world. The real world, with real readers. And we were lucky enough to see some of them at the launch for the book at Penarth Pier Pavilion, in our home town of Cardiff.

We were just amazed by how many people came out to support us and the book. We had friends come from as far afield as York, Oxford, and Aberystwyth, as well as a good crowd of locals.   

It was great to see a big 'ole pile of hardbacks, courtesy of Pernarth's fantastic indie bookshop, Griffin Books - a massive thank you to Mel and her hard-working team. 

We also risked a bit of audience participation on the night (thanks to Lucy Corbett for the great pic of the voting table). As well as doing a bit of call-and-response, which led to 100+ people saying "The Audience is listening", we got everyone to exercise their democratic right to vote. We each read the start of the election stories that feature in Widow's Welcome and asked the audience to vo…

Widow's Welcome: One Week Countdown

With just one week until Widow's Welcome is published, we thought we'd share some of the great artwork and images from inside the book as a kind of teaser.

We're so grateful to our publisher, Head of Zeus, for organising these. We love the cover (and judging by early responses, so do a lot of readers). But they didn't just stop there. They commissioned a map by cartographer and illustrator, Jamie Whyte. This is the first time Kath or I have ever had a map in a book! We are beyond excited by this! Check it out here in all its glory:

It really captures not just the geography of the world of Widow's Welcome, but the spirit and cultures of it too. We absolutely love the realm insignia Jamie designed for the six realms (plus the city of Fenest). So much so, we're using them in our one week countdown on Twitter. Check there first for the images as they come out, or check back to this post as we update it.

First up is the Caskers:

The Casker realm is all about making…

Announcing: Widow's Welcome

We are extremely excited to announce that our novel, Widow's Welcome (Tales of Fenest Book One), is set for publication 8th August 2019.

We're so fortunate to be joining the growing list of amazing SF/F titles from Head of Zeus.

Pre-order today on HiveAmazon, Foyles, or Waterstones

Widow's Welcome

A realm of many gods, plagues, and superstitions...
A dead man with his mouth sewn shut...
A story with the power to destroy a democracy.

"'Melding noir with the fantasy genre, this is a rather clever read, one which feels especially prescient for our reality"

"An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series."
Mick Finlay

"It’s rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling."
Christopher Fowler

"D.K. Fields’ rich novel combines genre elements masterfully, weaving together gaslit crime, fantasy and mystery – and a generous dash of metafiction – with the results…


DK Fields is the writing partnership of novelists David Towsey and Katherine Stansfield

They both write individually: David’s zombie-western The Walkin’ Trilogy is published by Quercus. Katherine’s historical crime fiction series, Cornish Mysteries, is published by Allison & Busby. She is also a poet.

Writing together as DK Fields, their first novel, Widow's Welcome, is due to be published by Head of Zeus in August 2019.

Image © Two Cats in the Yard Photography