AYN CATES SULLIVAN, Ph.D.

200 Douglas Ave 3B
Charlottesville, VA 22902

www.ayncatessullivan.com

grailheroine@gmail.com
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EDUCATION:

Hollins College, BA
Columbia University, MFA
USM, Masters in Spiritual Psychology
Kings College London, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS:

Tracking The Deer (poetry), Envoi, Wales, 1991

Consider This
 (non-fiction), Findhorn Press, Scotland, 1993

Unquenchable Spiritual Fire
, 1st edition, Infinite Light Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA, 2011, republished as: Three Days In The Light, Infinite Light Publishing, 2014

“From the Heart” lyrics co-written with Maria Cristina, CD produced by Infinite Light Publishing, 2014

The Windhorse: Poems Of Illumination
 (poetry), USA, 2011

Sparkle & The Gift
 (children’s fantasy), Highpoint Life, 2012

Sparkle & The Light
 (children’s series) Infinite Light Publishing, 2013

Three Days In The Light
, Infinite Light Publishing, 2014

A Story Of Becoming
 (fable), Infinite Light Publishing, 2014

Sparkle & The Gift
 (second edition), Infinite Light Publishing, 2016

Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses
, (Irish mythology & Goddess Studies) Infinite Light Publishing, 2017

“The Cailleach” poem included in the literary journal Artemis, 2018

Biographical Short Story “Mending Broken Heart” included in Thresholds, editors Simon Crowe & Robin Von Schwarz, 2018.

Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales
 (British Mythology & Women’s Studies) Infinite Light Publishing, 2018

“Finding My Voice” poem included in the literary journal Artemis, 2020

High Profit Secrets,
 included in the anthology; an Amazon Bestselling book, 2020

Kachina’s Rose
, (A Sparkle Fairy Tale), Infinite Light Publishing & Media, 2020

Ella’s Magic
 – revised (A Sparkle Fairy Tale), Infinite Light Publishing & Media, 2020

Undina’s Spell
 – (A Sparkle Fairy Tale), Infinite Light Publishing & Media, 2020

Nimue: Freeing Merlin
 (a novel), Infinite Light Publishing & Media, 2021

“Blessings of the Ancestors” poem included in the literary journal Artemis, 2021

Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life
 (anthology) – USA Today Bestselling book, 2021

Eala: Mother Swan
 (bi-lingual children’s book) Infinite Light Publishing & Media, 2021

Whisper Angel
, Infinite Light Publishing & Media 2022

Publications: blogs, newsletters, essays, articles and poems, 1982-present

AWARDS:

Margaret Markley Smith Award For Excellence In English, 1982
Overseas Research Award, King’s College London for doctorate, 1985-1993
Mom’s Choice Award, Sparkle & The Gift wins 2 Golds, New Age & Fantasy; Indigo & New Age, 2013
National Beverly Hills Books Awards, Sparkle & The Gift wins Children’s Inspirational, 2013
Los Angeles Book Festival, Sparkle & The Light wins honorable mention, 2013
Spirited Woman’s Best Books, Sparkle & The Light, Dec 2013
Mom’s Choice Awards for children’s books, Gold 2013, 2014 & 2015
Irwin Award Recipient for Best Spiritual Campaign, 2014
London Book Festival, Sparkle & The Gift and Sparkle & The Light win honorable mention, 2013 & 2014
Paris Book Festival, A Story of Becoming wins the children’s division, 2015.
Great Southeast Book Festival, A Story of Becoming wins the children’s division, 2015.
Children’s Literary Classics, A Story of Becoming wins gold for Inspirational/Visionary picture book, 2015
Great Northwest Book Festival, A Story of Becoming is honored as the Children’s Division Runner Up, 2015.
New England Book Festival, A Story of Becoming is honored as the Children’s Division Runner Up, 2015
A Story of Becoming is given an honorable mention by four festivals: the Green Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, San Francisco, Book Fair & the Los Angeles Book Festivals, 2015.
Literary Classics honors A Story of Becoming with Gold for Visionary Picture Book, 2015
London Book Festival awards A Story of Becoming winner of the Children’s Division, 2015
Beverly Hills Book Awards announces A Story of Becoming winner, Spiritual Division, 2016
Indie Excellence Awards awards A Story of Becoming winner, Visionary Fiction Division, 2016
Nautilus Books awards A Story of Becoming gold for Middle Grades Fiction, 2016
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, awards Sparkle & The Gift as best children’s fairytale, 2016
International Book Awards announces A Story of Becoming as a Finalist, 2016
Reader’s Favorite, A Story of Becoming awarded Gold in Children’s Fable, 2016
London Book Festival awards Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses winner of the Compilations and Anthology Division, 2017
Florida Book Festival awards Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses winner of the Wild Card Division, 2018
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, 2018
Los Angeles Book Festival, Legends of the Grail is runner up for Spiritual book, 2018
Shelf Unbound names Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses a Best Indie Book, 2018
eLit Book Awards, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, wins a gold for multi-cultural fiction, 2018
Book Excellence Awards, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, finalist 2018
CIPA EVVY, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, winner of 3 first place fiction awards, 2018.
CIPA EVVY, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, second place illustration award, 2018
Nautilus Book Awards, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, Silver winner for Women’s Fiction, 2018.
IPPY, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, Gold for Visionary/New Age Fiction, 2019.
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, a finalist for New Age Fiction, 2019.
COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) –  Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, winner of gold and silver, 2019.
CIPA EVVY – Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, silver and bronze for fiction 2019.
NIEA (National Indie Excellence Awards) Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales Gold in New Age Fiction, 2019.
IRDA, Indie Reader Discovery Award, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, top fiction choice 2019.
IAOTP International Association of Top Professionals – top female author of the year – 2020
Nautilus Book Awards Gold for Undina’s Spell, Children’s Illustrated Fiction – 2020
Mom’s Choice Gold for Undina’s Spell – 2021
NIEA (National Indie Excellence Award) Nimue: Freeing Merlin chosen as winner of New Age Fiction in the 15th annual contest – 2021
IAOTP International Association of Top Professionals – empowered woman of the year – 2021.
CIPA EVVY – Nimue: Freeing Merlin winner of gold Women’s Fiction 2021.
CIPA EVVY – Kachina’s Rose winner of silver in children’s picture books 2021.

BEST SELLERS:

A Story of Becoming – Amazon Best Seller 2015

Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales – Amazon Best Seller 2019

Quitless (anthology) – USA Today & Wall Street Journal Best Seller 2021

* Eala: Mother Swan: La Madre Cisne (bi-lingual book) – Amazon Best Seller 2021

MEDIA:

Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. has appeared on Numerous Television, Podcasts & Radio shows: 2014-present, and has her own “Wisdom of the Ages” podcast on the SuperPowerUp! Network with 2.6 million listeners in 2020.

  • The Author’s Show
  • Ron Stark Show
  • Donna Seebo Show
  • Transformation Talk – host Aleena Shereen
  • Rose Columbo Blog Talk Radio
  • Susan Alan TV
  • Joyce Van Derr Lely Interview (Australia)
  • Lost Wisdom of the Grail Telesummit – host Saira Salmon (Wales)
  • Interview with Iva Kenaz (Prague)
  • A Fireside Chat – host Lance White
  • The Dr Pat Show – KKNW – two episdoes with host Dr Pat
  • Get Social with Cat – host Cat Smith
  • Spiritual Handyman Show – host Jason Antalek
  • iCreate Daily- Episode 222 – host LeAura & Devani Alderson
  • WOCA The Source Radio – live streamed AM Ocala – host Larry Whitler
  • Moment with Marianne – host Marianne Pestana
  • People of Distinction – host Al Cole
  • No Limits No Labels Podcast- Episode 60 – host Sarah Boxx
  • Crucial Talks – host Michael Sedam
  • Letz Talk About It – host Myra McKnight
  • Get Over It Podcast – host Monique Chapman
  • Soulful Living – host Teri Williams
  • Tell Me Your Story –Richard Dugan
  • Healthy Baby Boomers Network – host Dr Erica Goodstone
  • The Psychic Coffee Shop – host Aeson Knight
  • The Positive Head Podcast- host Brandon Beachum
  • Adrianna’s Mystic Connections – host Adrianna Lesniak
  • Awakened Path Radio – host Rev Candace Nadine
  • The Truth Seekah – host Derek Grosskurth
  • The Connie Phieff Show Podcast – host Connie Phieff
  • The Ultimate Risk WAIF 88.3FM – host Tara Robinson
  • Going North Podcast – host Dominique Brightmon
  • Art of the CEO Podcast – host Bart Jackson
  • The Bright Side – host Tekneshia Day
  • Mindfulness Mode – host Bruce Langford
  • The Hidden Entrepreneur Show – host Josh Cary
  • Stargate Round Table – host Marietta Pickett
  • Natural Healing Show – Catherine Carrigan
  • Interfaith Dialogue Association – Common Threads – host Fred Stella
  • In The Spotlight – host Cynthia MacGregor
  • Super Power Up! – host Tonya Dawn Recla – “Finding Spiritual Intelligence in Folklore”
  • A Book and a Chat – host Barry Eva
  • Leading Through Love – iHeart Radio – host Teri Britt
  • Awakened Path Radio – host Rev Candace Nadine
  • Total Education Show – host Neil Haley
  • Unlocking the Truth – host Dr Lesley Phillips (Canada)
  • Empowerment Radio – host Friendmann Schaub (France)
  • World Spirituality Radio interview with John Roach / Unity Online Radio
  • Debbie DiPetro Blog Interview about the creation of the Legends of the Grail series.
  • Becoming Your Best Possible Self – episode 665 – an interview with Chris Burns
  • Super Power Kids with Neva Recla
  • Sex, Love & Super Powers – with Tatiana – “The Divine Feminine in Celtic Mythology”
  • Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales chosen for cover of Publisher’s Weekly
  • CinnamonMoon at night online radio (recurring guest)
  • Total Prestige Magazine – cover and feature article 2020
  • Incorperating SuperPowers with host Justin Recla
  • Kathleen Kaiser interview “Talking Book Publishing”
  • Nautilus Book Award Author Spotlight for Undina’s Spell
  • Cosmic Consciousness – SuperPowerUp! host Jewels Arnes
  • High Frequency Healing podcast (Expertos en Super Poderes) – host Angela Maria

 

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY:

King Fisher Books, Assistant Editor, 1989

Lecturer at colleges and centers in UK, 1990

International Agent for Artists, London, 1992-1993

Experiential Workshop Leader in USA and Europe, 1993-2008

Healing Center of Santa Monica-co-owner, manager and workshop leader, 1995-1998

(Entheos) Awareness Essences, President, 1999-2011

Awareness Workshop Series, 2009

Wisdom of the Ages, Host on the SuperPower Up Network, 2019 to present

President and Founder of Infinite Light Publishing & Media, LLC, 2012-PRESENT