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 at Heat magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge. Visit her website at, or you can follow her on Twitter @PaigeToonAuthor

Books by this Author

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
Baby Be Mine
Johnny Be Good
Pictures of Lily
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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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, sense of humour, honesty

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. If I could click my fingers and go to Australia in an instant, I would love to give my parents, brother and the rest of my family a hug, and go for a cup of tea at the houses of my oldest friends – I miss them.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Anne Boleyn. 'Don't marry him; he's going to lop off your head!'

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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