Ayn Cates Sullivan
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Ayn Cates Sullivan

Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author and popular podcast host of Wisdom of the Ages: http://wisdomoftheages.superpowerexperts.com Ayn writes stories for all ages designed to uplift, heal and inspire. She is well known for her Legends of the Grail series includes, which includes Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, her Amazon best-seller Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, and a novel launching in 2021, Nimue: Freeing Merlin. The series has won multiple literary awards. Her best selling fable, A Story of Becoming, won 18 top literary awards. There are six books in her award winning and successful Sparkle series for children: Sparkle & The Gift, Sparkle & The Light, and Sparkle & The Dragon Awakeners (2021). Her Sparkle Fairy Tales (industry standard picture books for ages 4-8) include: Kachina's Rose, Ella's Magic and Undina's Spell. Ayn's other books include three books of poetry: Three Days in the Light, Tracking The Deer, and The Windhorse: Poems Of Illumination. Her debut book published by Findhorn Press in Scotland is a book on health and healing called Consider This by Ayn W. Cates (maiden name). She holds a master's degree in spiritual psychology from USM, and a masters and doctorate in literature from Columbia University and King's College London. Ayn Cates Sullivan is in several anthologies including the Amazon best-seller High Profit Secrets (2020), and a true story called "Mending Broken Hearts" which appears in Thresholds, a best selling collection of healing tales. LITERARY AWARDS 1982 - Margaret Markley Smith Award For Excellence In English, Hollins University, VA 1983- Creative Writing Fellowship, Columbia University, New York City 1985-1993 - Overseas Research Award, King’s College London for doctorate in Anglo-Irish Literature 2013 - Sparkle & The Gift wins 2 Golds with Mom's Choice: New Age & Fantasy; Indigo & New Age 2013 - Sparkle & The Gift wins Best Children’s Inspirational with the National Beverly Hills Books Award. 2013 - Sparkle & The Light wins honorable mention with the Lost Angeles Book Festival 2013 - Sparkle & The Light is named by Spirited Woman as a Best Book 2013, 2014 & 2015 - the Sparkle series wins Mom's Choice Awards 2014 - Irwin Award Recipient for Best Spiritual Campaign 2015 - A Story of Becoming wins the Children's Division of the London Book Festival and is also wins a gold with the Paris Book Festival and the Great Southeast Book Festival. 2015 - A Story of Becoming wins the gold for with Literary Classics for Inspirational/Visionary picture book 2015 - A Story of Becoming is honored as Children's Division Runner up in the Great Northwest and New England Book Festivals 2015 - A Story of Becoming is given an honorable mention by the Green Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, San FranciscoBook Fair & the Los Angeles Book Festivals 2016 - A Story of Becoming wins a gold with the Nautilus Book Awards 2016- A Story of Becoming is named a Winner of Best Visionary Fiction with the National Indie Excellence Awards 2016- A Story of Becoming as a finalist with the International Books Awards for Children's Mind, Body and Spirit 2016 - A Story of Becoming wins the gold as best Children's Fable with Reader's Favorite. 2017 - London Book Festival awards Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses winner of the Compilations and Anthology Division 2018 - 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 - Shelf Unbound names Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses a Best Indie Book 2018 - Los Angeles Book Festival, Legends of the Grail is runner up for Spiritual book 2018 - eLit Book Awards, Legends of the Grail, 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, winner of 3 first place fiction awards, 2018. 2018 - Nautilus Book Awards, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, Silver for Women’s Fiction 2019 - IPPY, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, Gold for Visionary/New Age Fiction. 2019 - Next Generation Indie Book Award, Heroines of Avalon, a finalist for New Age Fiction 2019 - COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) – Heroines of Avalon 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, Gold in New Age Fiction 2019 - IRDA (Indie Reader Discovery Award) Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, top fiction choice 2020 - IAOTP (International Association of Top Professionals) – top female author of the year
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