Paige Toon

Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia, and America. A philosophy graduate, she worked at teen, film, and women’s magazines, before ending up a reviews editor at Heat magazine. Paige is married, has two small children, and lives in Cambridge. Visit her website at, or you follow her on Twitter @PaigeToonAuthor.

Books by this Author

The Sun in Her Eyes
The Longest Holiday
The One We Fell in Love With
All About the Hype
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Introducing Paige Toon

THE HEAT IS ON! A lawyer. A surfer. A 24-hour flight. The frequent liar points are clocking up and Lucy's got choices to make...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Think the worst and you'll be pleasantly surprised

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pasta with tomato, basil, mozzarella and parmesan.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. These change all the time. A few years ago when I wrote Lucy and Johnny, it was: Radiohead's Talk Show Host, The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony, U2's With Or Without You, Kingmaker's You And I Will Never See Things Eye To Eye, and The Killers' When You Were Young. But I wrote The Longest Holiday listening mainly to songs like Kal Lavelle's Shiver (this reminds me of Leo), Ellie Goulding's Anything Could Happen, Ai Se Eu Te Pego! which has a fun Latin feel, Youth by Daughter, and a few of James Arthur's songs which he performed on The X Factor!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lex Luther from the Superman movies. Kevin Spacey did a good one! That Superman was pretty hot, too...

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Edward. Sigh. Or Jake... Swoon.

Author Voices

June 27, 2013

Written for Amazon November 2012

My family and I moved to Cambridge last summer and I love everything about it. Except, that is, the recent deluge of Sunday drivers that seem to have hit the streets. I don’t know where they came from. They weren’t here when we first moved – back then, I saw speed camera vans lying in wait around practically every corner. (Apart from the time I didn’t see one, and almost ended up with three points on my licence…Whoops.) But now I try very hard to stick to the speed limit. Unfortunately,this is impossible. Because lately, the people in front of me have been forcing me to drive... see more

June 27, 2013

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June 27, 2013

I wrote this blog for International Chick-lit Month, May 2013

The book that got me hooked on reading:

The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. It was so magical. My brother and I were addicted to the entire series and I think I went on to read everything Enid Blyton ever wrote after that. Loved The Famous Five, too, and also that series about the boy who joins the circus, but I can’t remember what it’s called.

The book that makes me laugh:

No one does heartbreak and hilarity as well as Marian Keyes, but I’m mentioning her later so for this I’ll choose The Little White Car by Danuta De... see more

June 27, 2013

Written for May 2013


What’s in a name?

Coming up with titles for books can be a tricky process, but it’s one of the most important things to get right. I thought you might like some insight into how we came up with my titles, starting with my first…

Lucy in the Sky came courtesy of my brother, Kerrin Schuppan, who has always been incredibly creative (he’s head of menswear at super-stylish clothing company Country Road in Australia – if you’re interested). I was about to... see more

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