Resume

AYN CATES SULLIVAN, Ph.D.

5142 Hollister Ave, No 115
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

www.ayncatessullivan.com

ayn@infinitelightpublishing.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

Sparkle & The Rainbow Dragon, (children’s fable) Infinite Light Publishing (in production, 2019 projected pub date)

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 and New England Book Festivals, 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

EVVY, Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, finalist 2018

MEDIA:

Number one best selling author on Amazon 2016

Ayn Cates Sullivan Blog and Newsletter: 2014-2018

Jackie Lapin Media Tour 2018

Editor of a variety of publications in the USA and UK: 1980-2014.

Numerous Television & Radio shows: 2014-2018:

The Author’s Show
Ron Stark Show
Donna Seebo Show
Transformation Talk with Aleena Shereen
Rose Columbo Blog Talk Radio
Susan Alan TV
Joyce Van Derr Lely Interview (Australia)
Lost Wisdom of the Grail Telesummit (Wales)
Interview with Iva Kenaz (Budapest)

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

President and Founder of Infinite Light Publishing, 2012-PRESENT