"Write in Paradise" Retreat 2017
November 10-12, 2017

Islamorada, Florida Keys
Shanda Trofe
Publisher & Author Coach


Shanda Trofe is the bestselling author of Authorpreneur and Write from the Heart. She's the founder of Spiritual Writers Network and President of Transcendent Publishing.

Through her flagship program, the 8-Week Book Writing Intensive, along with several other courses and programs designed to help writers and aspiring authors succeed, she's reached students from all over the world. Her courses have been taught in 23 countries to over 3,000 students.

Shanda is experienced in both fiction and non-fiction writing, specializing in both print and digital publishing, and she enjoys assisting authors throughout the entire process, from idea to publication.

She understands that each writer has individualized needs, and she aims to educate aspiring authors on all the options available so they can choose the path that’s right for them. But first, she works diligently with her clients to lead them through the writing process, helping to find their voice and extract the unique gifts and messages they possess within.

For more information, please visit her website:


As a publisher and author coach, it’s my passion to work with writers and aspiring authors, and through my work over the years I’ve noticed an underlying theme: writers are often filled with fear and self-doubt…

Am I good enough?

Who will want to read my writing?

Who am I to tell this story?

I don’t have the skills or connections to be successful…

I know, because not only do I hear these same statements over and over from my students and clients, but I myself have experienced the same thoughts and fears in the past.

That’s why it has become my life’s work to help writers and aspiring authors move past the fear to finally step into their power and be seen.

As writers, we are often introverted by nature, and it’s a solo journey for many, which makes the path to publishing a long and lonely road; however, it doesn’t have to be.

I understand, because I used to think I had to do it all alone. It was more comfortable for me to hide behind the computer and write from behind the scenes.

Pages upon pages of writing never shared...

But, one day I realized I was doing a dis-service to the world, and once I discoverd I had an important message to share and there were others who could benefit from what I had to offer, my purpose became stronger than my fear and I was finally able to step into my own power.

I want to help you do the same.

On my own journey, nothing has helped me progress more than the retreats and conferences I’ve attended over the years, so when I thought about how I could be of service this year, my path became clear.

I knew I was being called to bring together a group of like-minded souls who have gifts inside--important messages to share with the world--and immerse them into a weekend to connect with not only industry experts who can help them remove blocks, move past the fear, and offer professional advice to steer them in the right direction, but also as a place to connect with others on the same journey as them.

Each retreat I’ve attended in the past has helped me grow by leaps and bounds, not only personally but professionally. When I show up for myself and do the inner work, that’s when the growth happens.

When you put yourself out there and tell the universe you are ready to be seen and share your gifts with the world, hold on tight because doors will open and those who can help you succeed will be placed upon your path, but it’s up to you to take the help offered to you by taking inspired action when given the opportunity.

If you are serious about your growth and sharing your gifts with the world, or perhaps you just owe it to yourself to take a weekend to do something that makes your soul happy, I invite you to join us in the Florida Keys this November.

I’ve selected a lineup of guest contributors to help remove those blocks, move you past your fears, and open up your intuition so your writing sessions flow effortlessly; thus, allowing you to be more productive, and finally silence that self-doubt [ego] that has been holding you back for far too long.

The thing I love most about retreats and my “why” for being called to create this sacred weekend for you, are the lifelong connections we make at these events.

We may arrive as strangers, but we’ll leave as a family—one that will lend support and stay connected for many years to come.

Won’t you join us?

I hope to see YOU in paradise.

~ Shanda Trofe

Meet our VIP Industry Expert and Special Guest . . .
Best-selling author, Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston is an author, inspirational speaker, spiritual activist & teacher as well as a psychic medium. Over the last sixteen years, Sunny has performed thousands of private sessions, readings and workshops which have helped people connect with their heart and release the things that hold them back from being their greatest version of themselves. Combining the unconditional love of a mother and the tell-it-like-it-is honesty of a best friend, Sunny helps people move into a higher vibration of living … and a higher vibration of Being. Using her spiritual and intuitive gifts, she shines a light on the areas of lack, fear, insecurity and sometimes … B***S***! Having walked a challenging life journey herself, Sunny knows from experience, both personally and professionally, that at the heart of these issues is a lack of Self-Love. By reflecting the true nature of her clients back to them – which IS Love – they can experience, and then allow in that unconditional love, and begin to heal themselves.

Sunny is the author of 18 books and speaks to audiences everywhere on the subjects of Intuition, Healing the Heart, Angels, and Self-Love. Sunny has been featured internationally on numerous television and radio shows and has appeared in the award-winning documentary Sacred Journey of the Heart. She starred in “A Séance with …” on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) and recently released her latest online course, DETOX Your Life – A 44-Day Mind, Body, Spirit Detox in 2016. Sunny’s most powerful creation yet is her new community, SOUL FOOD with SUNNY, a virtual healing and learning center. For more information about Sunny, please go to www.sunnydawnjohnston.com.

Meet our guest contributors...
Melissa Corter
Offering HypnoNidra™ Meditation and Professional Photography Sessions

Melissa Kim Corter is the creator of Soul Artistry™, HypnoNidra™ and is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Shamanic practitioner certified in over 20 healing modalities. She helps people release fear & clear away the emotional and physical clutter from their life experiences.

One of her renowned gifts is taking people into deep levels of relaxation through guided meditations and Hypnotherapy, projecting her voice to take you on a peaceful and transformational soul journey.

Robin Harned
Offering Yoga on the Beach
and Reiki Energy Healing


Robin Harned is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Ordained Minister, and Certified Mind Body Spirit Practitioner. 

Robin offers Chakra Clearing Reiki sessions to her clients with the main focus on the 7 Chakras. These 7 energy centers hold answers to physical experiences you may be having in your body and give you a deeper insight to the emotional components that may be living in various areas.

Chakra Clearings offer you a sense of clarity, release and vitality long after the session.

Just a taste of what you'll experience...

Creative writing exercises
to unlock your intuition and unleash your creative flow...

Learn to connect with your angels and guides for effortless writing sessions...  

How to banish fears and silence the ego so your best writing emerges...

Business tools and resources for product development...

Book writing advice and tips for success...

Author platform building, publishing and marketing advice...

Guided HypnoNidra™ meditations to release blocks and unlock creativity...

Start your day with yoga on the beach...

Free-writing sessions by the sea--just you and your journal, planted in the sand...

...PLUS many more activities and surprises in store!
About our venue...

Our meeting space will be held at the Postcard Inn, and we've secured a room block for oceanfront rooms (kings and doubles available) next door at their sister property, Pelican Cove, where we recommend you book your lodging. There are 18 rooms available in the block on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll receive room block information once registered for the retreat.

The discounted room block rate is $209.00 per night plus tax and fees. 

If you book your room at Pelican Cove, you are welcome to enjoy the amenities at both properties:

  • 3 heated pools/hot tub
  • Private beaches and lush gardens w/ hammocks and lounge chairs
  • Several restaurants on-site
  • Poolside tiki bars
  • Paddle boards, peddle boats, bicycles, kayaks and beach activities
  • Continental breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of beach chairs and pool towels
  • Wireless internet
  • and much more!

To learn more about these properties, visit their websites:

Postcard Inn: www.holidayisle.com

Pelican Cove: www.pelicancovehotel.com

***If you do not wish to reserve a room at Pelican Cove through the discounted room block, there are several other resorts, hotels and motels available in Islamorada which can easily be found on Hotels.com.

Retreat Schedule...

We'll gather for a beachside "meet and greet" the evening of Friday, November 10th to kick off the retreat

Saturday we'll have a full day workshop from 9 am - 5 pm in our meeting room at PCI

Sunday we'll meet again at 9 am and wrap up with a closing ceremony by 2 pm

Saturday and Sunday you'll have the option to start your day with yoga on the beach

Poolside continental breakfast is included for guests staying at Pelican Cove

Lunch and beverages will be served in the meeting room

Optional Extracurricular Activities (for an additional fee):

Build your business and author platform with a VIP Day on Friday from 9 am - 1pm 

Relax on a 2.5 hour sunset cruise

Swim with the dolphins at Theatre of the Sea  

Book a professional photoshoot--leave with branded photos for your book, website and social media!

Unwind and remove blocks with a reiki/energy healing session

Wave runner and boat rental available on-site

About Islamorada..

The “sport fishing capital of the world,” Islamorada (pronounced eye-lah-mor-ah-dah) is located in the Florida Keys, half-way between Miami and Key West. Islamorada is known for its clear and calm waters, towering palm trees lining sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets.

Islamorada is located approximately 1.5 hours south of the Miami International airport or two hours south of the Ft. Lauderdale airport. You may want to compare rates for both before booking your flight.

More area info:


Retreat Investment = $1111
w/ deposit of $222 due today

VIP Day Investment = $555
w/ deposit of $111 due today

Payment plans are available

Space is limited!
Your deposit reserves your spot in the retreat!

Terms and Conditions: A non-refundable deposit of $222 is required to reserve your spot in the retreat. A $111 non-refundable deposit is required for VIP day.  VIP Day will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 am-1 pm. Space for VIP day is extremely limited.

Payment Plan: A payment plan option is available for both the cost of the retreat and VIP day. Once registered, Shanda will contact you to set up a monthly payment plan. Retreat and VIP Day must be paid-in-full by October 1, 2017.

Cancellation Policy:  You may cancel for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit before October 1st, 2017. No refunds will be given 45 days out from the event.

Please Note: Airfare, lodging and transportation are not included in the price of the retreat. We've secured a room block at Pelican Cove at the discounted rate of $209 per night plus taxes and fees for oceanfront rooms. You'll receive a link to reserve your room upon registration. Although we highly recommend you book your stay at Pelican Cove, you are welcome to book your lodging elsewhere and there are many other resorts, hotels and motels available in Islamorada. Please visit Hotels.com for more details. 

Have questions? Email info@shandatrofe.com

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