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#ShareYourShelf for #IndieApril - Meet our first guest author: Paul Lafferty

Throughout #IndieApril, we're inviting indie authors to share their bookshelves with us so that we can share them with you! We asked indie authors to share some information about their pictures, too. A look at anyone's bookshelf is fascinating, but a look at an author's bookshelf is like discovering why and how their world turns!

Our first indie author is Paul Lafferty, a crime writer from Ontario. Thanks for joining us, Paul!

So here is the first of 5 bookcases around the house. This is the second one that deals Crime. A lot of non-fiction titles here than in the other bookcases. Bike gangs, organized crime, local corruption, research (my own and books from others) on these subjects. For now my writing deals with crime fiction. Although there are plans to write a few non-fiction books in those areas.

I spent over 20 years working as a bouncer/DJ/bodyguard managing various strip clubs in Niagara Falls, Ontario. All of these memories form the basis of my first novel Down the Lane. You can find it here at

Down the Lane: Brantford will be out this summer. Down the Lane: ENDGAME will end the series and be released in 2022

You can find out more about Paul Lafferty on his Twitter: @downthelanebook

If you're an indie author and you'd like to include your shelf, just get in touch with us!


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