Paula Stubbs is a character in the Lost novelization Secret Identity. She is the aunt of Dexter Cross. Her main goal in life was to con as many people out of as much money as she could. After a slip and fall accident at the MonoMart supermarket, Paula received a large settlement. She used this money to purchase a brand new car for her sister, Mrs. Stubbs and to send her nephew Dexter to college. Paula had high expectations for Dexter, she expected him to graduate at the head of his class and become a doctor. However, Dexter did not share these ambitions, but kept quiet so that his aunt would still fund his tuition. When he returned from his first semester with terrible grades, they decided that his major be changed and that he pursues psychology as a career.