Actress Sylva Kelegian Shares Her Experience as Hollywood Dog Rescuer in New Book

Los Angeles, CA

To actress and author Sylva Kelegian, dogs have become more than devoted pets; they have become a cause. After adopting her first dog, she became immersed in a world most know nothing about - the world of dog rescue. In her new book, "God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress into the World of Dog Rescue" (published by Xlibris) Sylva shares the struggles and triumphs of rescue work and celebrates the joy of caring for and rescuing man's best friend.

Kelegian first met Sammy, a strawberry blonde puppy, when she offered to walk a dog at a veterinarian's office. Initially, she had second thoughts about adopting her but eventually she gave in and opened her heart and her home. Sylva's concern for dogs, however, did not end with Sammy. When she moved to Los Angeles to be with her actor husband and continue her career, she became deeply involved in the animal rescue world. The journey chronicled in her book will give readers an insider's look into what it's like to be a dog rescuer in Hollywood, while juggling a marriage and a career.

"I believe animal lovers and even those who are not, will be interested in reading about how one person can make a difference," says Kelegian.

Uplifting and eye-opening, "God Spelled Backwards" is an ode to the time-tested friendship between man and dog and an informative look into the realities of rescue work. Kelegian's love for man's best friend shines throughout this heartfelt account.

"God Spelled Backwards"
By Sylva Kelegian
Hardcover | 6x9in | 140 pages | ISBN 9781493143801
Softcover | 6x9in | 140 pages | ISBN 9781493143795
E-Book | 140 pages | ISBN 9781493143818
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Actress Sylva Kelegian has rescued over five hundred dogs. She has appeared Off-Broadway and guest starred on numerous television dramas including "CSI," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Southland", "Rizzoli & Isles," "ER," "Cold Case," "Desperate Housewives," "Big Love," "Prison Break," "Bones," "Without a Trace," and many more. She has starred in independent films and Stephen King's movie of the week, "Desperation," and appeared in movies such as "Spiderman," "Crash," "Atlas Shrugged," and "Return to Zero." She also created and co-wrote a one-hour drama for TV about the rescue world called S.O.S. and recently completed "The Dolphin Princess," a middle-grade book. Kelegian lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Jude Ciccolella, and their dogs, Mazie, Nate, and Shadow.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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