Actress-turned-author tells story of hope in her new book

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‘The Dolphin Princess’ chronicles eight-year-old child’s quest for love

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Inspired by her husband’s favorite endearment, actress-turned-author Sylva Kelegian has written an engaging story that will take readers on a magical journey full of hope. “The Dolphin Princess” (published by Xlibris) chronicles an eight-year-old child’s quest for love, which she finds from unexpected friends in an unusual place.

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. Saroya, devastated and very seasick, falls off the ship, trying to catch a locket that once belonged to her mother. She 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, Saroya learns she is not alone and that where there is life, there is love.

Full of adventure and magical creatures, this new book brings a message of hope to all young ones, and adults alike: That the death or absence of a parent is not the end, and one can always find love as long as one is alive. With her knack for storytelling, Kelegian effectively gives life to her imaginary characters. From a person who has been in the limelight, this time Kelegian gives the floor to a tale full of inspiration: “The Dolphin Princess”.

“The Dolphin Princess”
By Sylva Kelegian
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781493143870
Softcover | 6x9 in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781493143863
E-Book | 100 pages | ISBN 9781493143887
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sylva Kelegian is an actress who has worked on the New York stage and guest-starred on numerous television dramas including CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizolli and 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 like Spiderman, Crash, Atlas Shrugged, and Return to Zero. She is the author of her memoir “God Spelled Backwards: The Journey of an Actress into the World of Dog Rescue.” Kelegian currently 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 xlibris.com 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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