About Secret World Writing Retreat

Secret World Retreat is a writing retreat hidden in a private nature reserve, an hour north of Malaga, Spain, with a scenic backdrop of rustic mountains, rolling hills and lush valleys in a hidden corner of the world. Peace and tranquillity at its best! Many writers coming to one of our writing retreats have said that Secret World Retreat is the best kept writing retreat secret!

We offer writing retreats for writers who want to come into our peaceful valley and spend their time writing with no interruptions or distractions. We also run group writing retreats, and since the pandemic hit, we are also offering virtual writing retreats.

On top of that, Paula is a qualified swimming instructor and offers ~ on a selective almost exclusive basis ~ a Learn to Swim Retreat.


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Ken and Paula Sheridan, Founders of Page Turner Awards are a husband and wife entrepreneurial team who have won several business awards, and Paula, writing under the pen name, Paula Wynne, is an award-winning author having won The People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret.

Ken and Paula run Page Turner Awards, Book Luver and Writing Goals.

Ken and Paula have been featured on Sky News, Radio 2, and numerous BBC radio stations. Together and separately, they were featured in The Independent on Sunday, Financial Times, The Guardian, Red Magazine, Berkshire Life, Country Life, Start Your Own Business, People Today, People Management, OnRec, Management Today, Country Living, Pay Monthly, and Financial Mail, along with numerous regional and local publications across the country.

They appeared on the morning TV breakfast shows a couple of times to discuss various topics.

They are often asked to comment on BBC Radio, and Paula is invited to speak at various events and seminars across the UK.

Ken and Paula were also featured on the BBC Show, Escape to the Continent, which showed their quest to live in Spain, where they now run their business and Paula writes.

Paula and Ken have featured in the media, from newspapers to radio and TV.

Ken Sheridan and Paula Sheridan, Founders of Page Turner Awards

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Our goal is to provide high quality writing courses

As well as a writing retreat, offering complete peace and tranquillity to spend your time with us writing, we run lots of unique writing courses.

Subscribe to find out about our next writing course.

Book Awards

Paula's debut novel, The Grotto's Secret won The People's Book Prize, 2017.


Writing Awards

Paula won an Honourable Mention for a story she submitted to the Writer's Digest Writing Contest.

Other Awards

Paula won a bursary from Screen South UK to do a film director's course.

In The Media

Paula and Ken have been featured in the media, from newspapers to radio and TV.

Business Awards

Winner of BT Small Business Week 'Responsible Business Day' Award
Winner of BT FreshIdeas Events Mentor Competition
Nominated Top 100 Business in Barclays Trading Places Award
Runner Up in the Enterprise Challenge in the 2009 Enterprising Women Awards
Finalist for Best Online Business in Women on their Way Awards
Blue Drop Awards: Best Social Website
The Guardian: Nominated in Home Business Showcase
Forbes: Nominated in 100 Best Websites For Women

Contact Us
  • map-marker-alt Sierra Blanquilla,
    Almogia, Malaga, Spain, 29150
  • phone +44 0208 133 6375
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