Persons of Interest

Playing Detective

Chances are, the reason you’re reading this is that you already know who we are, or something about our series of books has piqued your interest. Either way, we’re glad you’re here! We hope you enjoy a good yarn as much as we do.

As long-time writers, and like-minded in-laws (David married Angie’s sister), we first began collaborating back in 2008, crafting screenplays in a variety of genres.

Eventually we came around to the idea of producing something that would appeal to younger mystery fans, a decision influenced by our respective roles as a high school teacher (Angie), and father of two voracious readers (David). We consciously set our sights on writing in a style that would appeal to teens as well as parents with a penchant for crime fiction. 

In 2015, we took a stab at writing a macabre detective story with a more general audience in mind. The result was our first Shepherd and Wolfe novel. 

Like our titular heroes, we are motivated by curiosity and the allure of the unknown. There is something quite satisfying about the unraveling of a mystery, even if it is one of your own creation.

Outside the world of the page, we’ve managed a few escapades of our own. Together we have travelled around Greece (twice), climbed a mountain, and driven through the middle of a tornado storm. We even managed to live in the same house for several years and remain on friendly terms. No small feat.

David Gane


David is a writer, teacher, and stay-at-home dad. He writes film scripts and fiction, and has also composed poetry, plays, and academic film reviews. He occasionally teaches screenwriting at the University of Regina.




Angie Counios


Angie teaches by day, and writes film scripts and fiction the rest of the time. When she’s not teaching or writing, she’s packing a bag for another adventure, completing a goal list, playing with her camera or practising yoga.



Following the Good Leads

If the past few years have taught us anything it’s that the most rewarding journeys are the result of connecting with the right people. For us, the writing process is rarely a solitary pursuit. We couldn’t have don’t this without our reliable go-to team:

  • Kate (sister and wife) for keeping us organized and on task
  • Anna and Peter (David’s kids) often our first readers
  • Heather Nickel (YNWP) editor and publisher extraordinaire
  • Zoe Grams (ZG Communications) for helping present ourselves to the world
  • Friesens Press, our amazing printer
  • And of course, our many friends within the Saskatchewan writing community

A Little Payback

Whether you ordered from us online or we met at a book signing, your support, positive reviews, and enthusiasm mean the world to us, and we consider you part of our ongoing journey. As a way of showing our appreciation, we will make a donation to a local charity with every book sold.

The adventure continues. Again many thanks!

We're always in pursuit of our next story, so stay tuned for more updates.


Shepherd and Wolfe will return.