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I write “all the feels” romances – Paige Toon

Paige Toon has long blonde hair, looks young for her 46 years and smiles pleasantly at the cameraNalini Haynes talks to Paige Toon about romance, “all the feels”, research and more in this podcast.

Paige Toon grew up between England, Australia and America and has been writing books set in sun-drenched locations around the world since 2007. She has written fourteen women’s fiction novels, a three-part spin-off series for young adults and a collection of short stories. Her novels have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Paige Toon and her book can be found:

Paige can be found on her website, and on twitter. Fans can subscribe to “The Hidden Paige”, an email newsletter featuring exclusive free content, including occasional short stories about key characters, insight about Paige’s writing, event news and offers.

Someone I Used To Know is available in the USA on Amazon and Apple Books. It’s available in the UK from all good bookstores and from Simon and Schuster. In Australia it’s available from Penguin Australia and all good bookstores.


Paige is a relentless researcher although only a fraction of her research emerges in her novels. For Someone I Used To Know, Paige researched the foster system, alpacas, angora rabbits and more.

Paige worked as a reviews editor at Heat magazine. Shhe discusses how this experience influenced her career?

Paige Toon’s father is Vern Schuppan, a famous Australian motor racing driver. She talks about her amazing childhood.

We discuss Paige’s influences and tastes.

In January Paige listed her favorite beach reads for Fashion Journal. Now she adds to that list.

My review of Paige’s latest book, Someone I Used To Know, is here.

Thank you

Thank you to Paige Toon for being a guest on Dark Matter Zine. Thanks to Penguin Australia for facilitating the interview and sending a review copy of her latest book. I am now a huge fan! And thank you to listeners for joining us on this journey.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.

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