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AUTHOR EVENT: Meet & Greet Actress Sylva Kelegian, God Spelled Backwards, Tuesday, July 26, 2:00--4:00 pm


TUESDAY JULY 26, 2:00—4:00 PM



Sylva Kelegian


Actress Sylva Kelegian is coming to Griffin Bay Bookstore on Tuesday, July 26, 2:00—4:00 pm, with books for both adults and children. She’ll be on hand to present, God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress Into the World of Dog Rescue and The Dolphin Princess. Dog lovers and dog rescuers should not pass up the chance to chat with Sylva and hear what it’s like to have rescued over 500 dogs.

When newlywed actress Sylva Kelegian shows up at a Manhattan veterinary clinic to walk a rescue dog, a strawberry blonde puppy stumbles down the stairs and into her heart, opening it to the plight of hurt and abandoned dogs everywhere. After a move to Los Angeles with her actor husband, Sylva finds her marriage and burgeoning career challenged by the dramas of good and evil, darkness and light, played out every day in the streets, backyards, and homes of rich and poor pet owners alike. God Spelled Backwards traces Sylva's journey from reluctant New York dog adopter to passionate animal rescuer in Hollywood. Her story reveals what one determined woman can accomplish in the hope that, one day, man's best friend will be treated as such.


When eight-year-old Saroya loses her mother, her usually absent father takes her on a cruise for her birthday, which he forgets to celebrate. Devastated and very seasick, the little girl falls off the ship, trying to catch a locket that belonged to her beloved mother. Saroya is then rescued by a dolphin who takes her to the magical Animia Island, where she meets Josephine, a stuffed puppet; her son, Little Joe; Calista the conch; Jonbl the baseball glove; and the adorable Spoon. They, among others, were all unwanted and are now animate-alive. Through her new friends, the birthday girl learns she is not alone and that where there is life, there is love.

About the Author

Sylva Kelegian has appeared on the New York stage and guest-starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Without a Trace and many more. She has starred in independent films, co-starred in Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in Spiderman, Crash, Atlas Shrugged and Return to Zero. Sylva is the author of her 2015 award winning memoir God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress into the World of Dog Rescue, as well as her award-winning children’s book, The Dolphin Princess. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jude Ciccolella, and their three dogs, Mazie, Shadow, and Nate.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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God Spelled Backwards: (The Journey of an actress into the world of dog rescue) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493143795
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Published: Xlibris - May 29th, 2014

The Dolphin Princess Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493143863
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Published: Xlibris - May 23rd, 2014