My name is David Gane, the co-author of the internationally award-winning Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mystery series.
I also help people develop their writing through classes, workshops, and one-on-one consultations.
I have always loved teaching and helping others. People have told me I'm good at it. But I have always struggled because it takes me from what I love doing the most—writing fiction.
When our world changed at the start of 2020, I wondered about the role of writers going forward. I also thought about all those who would want to share their stories once we were on the other side of this moment in time.
My initial hope is to get this up and running and see if I can build even the smallest success (10 annual members). That will give me a year to write, teach, and do some good.
In my heart, I want to entertain, to tell stories, and to help others. I am hoping with your assistance, I can continue to do so.
What you access as a member:
Available for all members:
As well, Monthly or Yearly Subscriptions receive:
- Free ebook versions of the Shepherd & Wolfe mysteries.
- Members-only "office hours." Similar to my time as a writer-in-residence, these are 25 minute sessions for writing help, encouragement, support, or any insight or assistance I can offer.
- My deepest appreciation for supporting my work.
I also hope to add additional benefits in the future, including:
- First dibs on tickets to events, talks, and workshops that I plan to run, as well as free tickets to events to my speaking events (when possible).
- Early access to other future projects.
Interested? Sign up here.
Answers to Possible Questions:
"Why now? You know what's going on out there, right?"
To be honest, it was bad timing. I released this as people were losing their jobs and unemployment skyrocketed. Although a lot of parts had been on the back burner for a while, the world suddenly changed as I prepared to move on it.
"Why is it so expensive?"
I'd been wanting to try different ideas for publishing for a while now, but when I was considering memberships, I realized I had the opportunity to offer something of real value. Not just my content and books, but also reaching out and helping people tell their stories.
I realize this may not be for everyone, but I'm hoping that together we can make something special.
"How easy is it to unsubscribe/cancel my subscription?"
Super easy. Once logged in, click the Account button on the top right. This will take you to all your account info, including status, your plan, start date, next billing date, billing info. At the bottom is the button Cancel subscription. Click it once and it will switch to Continue subscription.
"Who handles billing?"
Payment is managed through Stripe. Everything is secure. I don't see or get any of your payment information.
"I'm a student and can't afford it, but I really really want to subscribe. Do you have a cheaper plan?"
I was a student once and with no money too. Contact me and we'll sort this out!
"Who is this year's advisory committee for the website?"
The advisory committee gets a one year free membership. Current members are Kate Gane and Trey Stone.