Katherine Stansfield

Katherine Stansfield is a novelist and poet who grew up in Cornwall and now lives in Cardiff. Her historical crime series Cornish Mysteries is published by Allison & Busby: think X Files meet Sherlock Holmes meets Daphne du Maurier. Book three in the series, The Mermaid’s Call, is out now. She is also one half of the partnership DK Fields, co-writing the gaslit fantasy crime trilogy Tales of Fenest with David Towsey. Book one, Widow’s Welcome, is out now, published by Head of Zeus. Katherine’s work has won the Holyer an Gof Fiction Prize twice, and she was shortlisted for the Winston Graham Memorial Prize.

Katherine teaches the Writing Crime Fiction courses for Cardiff University’s School of Continuing and Professional Education. She is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University’s new MA in Creative Writing, a Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, and a mentor for Literature Wales. When she’s not writing or working with other writers, Katherine is most likely playing board games and hanging out with her cats (all of whom are named after fictional detectives).