Paula Sheridan

Paula Sheridan, founder of Page Turner Awards

Paula Sheridan is an award-winning entrepreneur and the award-winning author of The People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret, written under her pen name, Paula Wynne. Harbouring a near-obsessive love of learning the craft of writing, Paula has been scribbling down the stuff in her head ever since she can remember.

Paula came up with the idea for Page Turner Awards when she won The People's Book Prize in 2017 and received her award from Sir Frederick Forsyth at a glittering awards ceremony in London.

When she's not day-dreaming up plots for new historical thrillers while walking her Springer Spaniel in the Andalusian countryside, she's helping Indie Authors to achieve their dream of seeing the novels in a reader's hands, through her reading community on Book Luver. Paula also blogs about writing techniques and reviews writing books on Writing Goals.


Winner of the People's Book Prize 2017 for The Grotto's Secret
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

After a career as a publicist, marketer and freelance writer, Paula became a popular speaker, and is often invited onto BBC Radio. She has been featured in various magazines and on ITV.

Paula has been featured on Sky News, Radio 2 and is often asked to comment on BBC radio stations. She has appeared 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.

She has also been on the morning TV breakfast shows a couple of times to discuss various topics. When she is not ‘head-down’ focusing on writing, Paula also speaks at seminars across the UK.

Paula runs several writing websites, including Book Luver (an avid reading community), Page Turner Awards (an international writing contest), Writing Goals (a writing advice blog), and Secret World Retreat (a writing retreat in Spain).


S.L. Roman Fri, 12/02/2021 - 07:28

Dear Paula. Would it be possible, please, to create a category for Young Adult fiction?

I will give you a ring this morning.

I paid the entry for myself and my writing partner last night. But I did not want to submit the ms. (and screenplay) into the wrong category.

Sincerely S.Onions (writing under the name S.L. Roman).

Grasom Wed, 05/01/2022 - 19:46


In 2020 and 2021 I submitted in the writing award category. In 2020 I believe writers could see "stars" that readers had awarded them. However, I did not see the same in 2021. Is there any way I can see my reader evaluations?

Thank you.

Candace Cox