CLEVELAND, May 13, 2021 How far would you go to rescue a junkyard dog? Best-selling author, speaker and organizational business coach, Leslie Yerkes, found out in 2013 when she discovered a forgotten, feral South African Mastiff eking out a subsistence living in a neighborhood factory field.
The rescue of Big Boy changed Leslie’s life and she has devoted the last eight years to becoming a dog rescue advocate.
Yerkes’ debut children’s book, “Lost, Found & Forever: When You Make a Promise, Keep It,” chronicles her heartwarming journey rescuing the oversized and undernourished pooch who — in the end – wound up rescuing Yerkes. Big Boy, as he came to be known, eventually joined Yerkes, her other dog Buddha Bear, and her aging mother, as a family-member.
This charming, page-turner – targeted at pre-teens ages 9 and up – has also found an audience with the adult, dog-rescue community. The 51-page soft cover book tells the story from the voice of nine-year-old Beej, available now on Amazon.
This adventure of rescuing Big Boy changed Leslie’s life and she has devoted the last eight years to becoming a dog rescue advocate, in addition to maintaining her busy client schedule as owner of Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc. in Bratenahl, Ohio.
Four more books about Big Boy are in development. Book two is “Your Forever Dog” and tells the same story in Big Boy’s voice. Book three is “You Left Footprints on My Heart: the Story of Life After Big Boy.” Book four: “Tales from a Junkyard Dog” is from Leslie’s perspective. Book five is “The Amazing Adventures of Curious Crook, a cheeky French Bulldog,” about a little dog with a big personality who channels Big Boy. Yerkes’ books are published by Lost Dog Books, Bratenahl, Ohio.
About Leslie Yerkes & Lost Dog Books