Thing: My campervan, Hermie
Hermie – otherwise known as Herman the German – is our 19-year-old campervan. Last summer, I went to Padstow, Cornwall, with my family, and as we were driving out of the campsite, I thought, this would be the perfect setting for my new book. The Last Piece of My Heart is set at the same campsite, the locations are all real, and even Hermie features in the book!
Holiday destination: Australia
I grew up in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and my entire family still lives Down Under, so I try to visit as often as I can. Sometimes that’s only every two years and then I feel pretty homesick. So many of my books are inspired by my time growing up there – in fact, Pictures of Lily is set in the Adelaide Hills, so it feels very close to home.
Song: When You Were Young by the Killers
This song came out around the time I got a book deal, and I listened to it so much during the writing of Lucy in the Sky that it will always remind me of that, which was one of the best times in my life. I have written stories, poems and songs ever since I can remember so I was so happy to have a book deal after thinking it might never happen. It would’ve been the biggest regret of my life and I still pinch myself every day.
My new book, The Last Piece of My Heart, is out now! Click here to buy Sign up to The Hidden Paige at paigetoon.com to receive my emails, which often include free hidden chapters and mini sequels.
Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia and America, following her racing driver father around the globe. 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.
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