Resume

AYN CATES SULLIVAN, Ph.D.

Studio IX
969 2nd Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22940

www.ayncatessullivan.com

ayn@infinitelightpublishing.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, 2020.

“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 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

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

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