Windsor Peak Press was started by authors Denise & Alan Fields in Austin, TX. The Fields were planning their wedding in a new town and wondered . . . is there a book on this subject?
The answer: no. So the Fields decided to write one. That little book kicked off a 30 year career as best-selling authors and consumer advocates.
The Fields met while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 80’s. Denise Fields is a native Coloradan, born and raised in Loveland, CO. Alan grew up in Dallas, TX and attended the same high school whose claim to fame is alumni such as Jessica Simpson.
The Fields wedding guide to Austin became a best-seller and the couple wrote books for Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and San Diego. That success lead to the Fields first national book in 1990: Bridal Bargains, a national best-seller that is still in print to this day.
To say the book was unpopular among members of the “wedding industry” was an understatement. The Fields were banned from attending bridal shows; an editor from a major bridal magazine lambasted the Fields in a letter to the Wall Street Journal.
All the conversation about the book led to a fateful phone call one day in 1991: the Oprah Winfrey Show wanted to feature the Fields in a show on weddings.
After Oprah recommended the book to her readers, the Fields embarked on their next greatest adventure. They built a new home. And like everything they would do in their lives, the experience inspired a book of its own: Your New House, was picked as one of the top 10 real estate books in 1993 by the San Francisco Examiner. “This book is, by far, the best book available on how to buy or build a new home,” raved syndicated columnist Robert Bruss, imploring his readers to buy the book.
The Fields third book was their biggest seller to date: Baby Bargains. A guide to buying baby gear inspired by the birth of their sons in the 1990’s, Baby Bargains has sold over 1 million copies since its first release in 1994 and helped multiple generations of parents navigate the world of cribs, car seats, high chairs and more. Baby Bargains has been revised over several editions over the years and is still in print.
In 2003, the Fields teamed with renowned pediatrician Dr. Ari Brown to launch a new series of books: Baby 411. Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, Baby 411 explores infant health from a fresh and evidence-based view. Baby 411 is also a best-seller and now boasts two sequels: Toddler 411 and Expecting 411.