CT District Women's Organization
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

CT District Women's Organization

Connie Bombaci will be speaking with the women at the district meeting for women's clubs to present information regarding deaf dogs and the wonderful relationship that is formed when we offer unconditional love and acceptance. Connie's deaf service dog, Judea, will also be in attendance to offer a real-life demonstration of just how wonderful deaf dogs can be as family members. She also helps dispell the myths that surround deaf pups while circulating throughout the room to offer a wet, puppy kiss to willing participants.

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Church Craft Fair
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Church Craft Fair

The women at the First Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware will be holding their annual craft at the church building. Author Connie Bombaci will be present with the Christian edition of her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope. Customers will be able to have books personalized and ready for Mother's Day!

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Dogs and Cats go to Rhode Island
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Dogs and Cats go to Rhode Island

Book readers will be able to obtain their very own, author-signed copies of the award-winning books, Hogan's Hope and THE KITTY. Authors, Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn, will greet visitors along with a special guest, Judea, the deaf dog who understands American Sign Language and loves meeting everyone. With Mother's Day on Sunday, these make wonderful and extra-special gifts. Surprise all your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends ... with a personalized copy of two heart-warming, must-read stories!

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Dogs & Cats return to Stamford
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Dogs & Cats return to Stamford

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Once again,  because of the overwhelming success of past visits, authors,  Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn, return to the Barnes & Noble in Stamford, Connecticut for a fifth time! These award-winning authors will be on hand signing their books, Hogan's Hope and THE KITTY.

Judea, deaf dog, will greet visitors and demonstrate what loving family members deaf dogs can make. Love and acceptance are the key ingredients!

Come celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and surprise your favorite people with personalized copies of these award-winning, heart-warming stories.

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Bank Square Book Store - Book Signing
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Bank Square Book Store - Book Signing

Join authors Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn at the lovely Bank Square Book Store in downtown Mystic, CT. Connie, along with her deaf dog, Judea, will be greeting readers about her book, "Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance." Shawn will be sharing his story of "THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him," Customers will be able to get personalized, author signed copies of these award-winning books.

Hope to see you there!

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Author Presentation
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Author Presentation

Connie will share her experiences in writing her manuscript and how the Lord inspired her to publish the book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. Hogan's valiant journey from severe abuse to triumphant success is revealed in this revised version which includes guiding Scriptures. Deaf dog, Judea, will also be appearing in order to demonstrate what wonderful and loving family members deaf dogs can be with love and acceptance.

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Book Signing by the Sea
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Book Signing by the Sea

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Connie Bombaci will be signing her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope, at the Sun Rose Bookstore in her family's favorite vacation spot, Ocean City, New Jersey. This book signing is extra special and is hosted by the 2017 Best in Community Service. Customers enjoy a wide array of items from words to music.

 Connie's family has been vacationing in this beautiful town since the 1920's and continues annually with large gatherings of parents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more. Be sure to mark your calendars now! Connie loves meeting new readers and thanks this beautiful, welcoming establishment.

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Tell Me Another: Tails
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

Tell Me Another: Tails

  • CT Humane Society @The Town and County Club (map)
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 Connie Bombaci was selected in the audition to present a "tail" from Hogan's Hope.

Connie Bombaci was selected in the audition to present a "tail" from Hogan's Hope.

Anyone who loves a good story is in for a real treat. And if you love animals? Even better.

Seats are on sale now for “Tell Me Another: Tails,” a storytelling show set for Saturday, April 21, 6:30 to 10 p.m., benefiting Connecticut Humane Society pets. Eight storytellers will take to the stage at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St., Hartford, to share personal tales (err, tails) of life experiences that all center around animals, according to a press release from the Humane Society.

These aren’t once-upon-a-time, happily-ever-after fairytale stories. They’re personal, they’re emotional, they’re cry-from-laughing-so-hard hilarious, and they’re all real.

Along with a great show, guests can also look forward to delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a silent auction (think getaways, works of art and culinary packages). The evening includes free on-site parking.

All funds raised at the storytelling event will benefit lifesaving care of pets at CHS. Pets like Norman, a 3-year-old cat found outside as a stray who needed eye surgery in CHS’ medical department and has gone to a new, loving home. And like Mandi, a 10-year-old bulldog/boxer mix who had a mass removed and was monitored for a heart murmur at CHS before finding her new family.

With each pet at CHS receiving full-service medical treatment — ranging from spays, neuters and vaccinations to more complex expert care — by a staff veterinary team, funds for medical care are needed more than ever before. Proceeds from “Tell Me Another: Tails” will support this lifesaving medical attention.

Reserve seats at chstails.auction-bid.org. Anyone interested in nabbing one of the eight storyteller spots can pitch a personal story to CHS by visiting bit.ly/TellYourAnimalStory. Five winners with great stories will be chosen for the opportunity and workshop their piece with Terry Wolfisch Cole, one of the event’s three featured storytellers.

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Super Pet Expo 2018
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Super Pet Expo 2018

  • NJ Convention & Exposition Center (map)
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Each year Super Pet Expo brings thousands of pet lovers together for three days in a shopping and entertainment extravaganza.  Join authors Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn at the Super Pet Expo in Edison, New Jersey for a fun-filled weekend of nothing but pets! Shawn and Connie will be signing copies of their books, Hogan's Hope and THE KITTY.

Deaf dog, Judea, will be making her appearance and welcoming guests at the author table.

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Chester Library at Town Hall Community Room
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Chester Library at Town Hall Community Room

Connie Bombaci will be in appearance for the Chester Public Library to offer visitors a presentation on deaf dogs and information on her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. As a special treat for everyone in attendance, her sweet, deaf dog, Judea, will accompany Connie to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve.

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Public Library in New London
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Public Library in New London

The Public Library of New London will be hosting its Third Annual Local Authors Fest. This is an outstanding event in which the library will host and celebrate the work of writers in the southeast Connecticut area.

Connie Bombaci and deaf dog, Judea, will be in attendance to offer information about living with a deaf dog as well as sign copies of her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Dog's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance.

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Barnes and Noble, Millbury, MA
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Barnes and Noble, Millbury, MA

Connie Bombaci, author of Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance, will be at the Author Fest hosted by the Millbury Barnes and Noble.  Mrs. Bombaci will offer a short presentation and reading from her award-winning book as well as sign copies for attendees.  Judea, her deaf dog, will be in attendance to welcome customers and show everyone how wonderful deaf dogs can be as amazing and loving family members.

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Author Book Signing
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Author Book Signing

Authors, Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn, continue their book signing tour in Delaware at the Barnes and Noble in the Christiana Mall. Connie will be personalizing her book,  Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance and Shawn will be signing his book, THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him. Both books have received several recognitions and awards.

Deaf dog, Judea, will meet and greet customers and demonstrate the wonderful bond and love that a deaf pup has to offer.

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Author Book Signing
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Author Book Signing

Join authors  Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn at Barnes & Noble in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, February 10th. Connie will be talking about her book, "Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance" while Shawn will be sharing his story of "THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him" Hope to see you there!

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The Storytellers' Cottage
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Storytellers' Cottage

Come meet a new favorite author and explore a new genre. Three Connecticut authors - Connie Bombaci, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance; Martin Herman, The Hidden Treasure Files; and Diana K. Perkins, Jenny's Way: A Local Legend - will read from their work and sign books afterward. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5.00.

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Greater Philadelphia Pet EXPO
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Greater Philadelphia Pet EXPO

  • Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks (map)
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Join authors Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn at the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 12th - 14th, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA, for a fun-filled weekend of nothing but pets! Shawn and Connie will be signing copies of their books, Hogan's Hope and THE KITTY.

Deaf dog, Judea, will be making her appearance and welcoming guests at the author table.

The public is welcome to bring their well-behaved, leashed pets.

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Dogs and Cats travel to PA
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Dogs and Cats travel to PA

Join Award-Winning authors, Connie Bombaci, and  Shawn Flynn as they continue their popular book signing tour and visit the Barnes & Noble in Exton, PA. Holiday shoppers looking for last-minute presents will be able to obtain very special gifts for their family and friends by purchasing personalized copies of the books, Hogan's Hope and THE KITTY. Books make the perfect gift for everyone!

Deaf dog, Judea, will meet and greet customers and demonstrate the wonderful bond and love that a deaf pup has to offer.

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Author Book Signing
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Author Book Signing

Due to the overwhelming success of their recent author event, Shawn Flynnand Connie Bombaci have been invited back to the Barnes & Noble inStamford, Connecticut during the height of holiday shopping on December 16th at 1 PM to talk about their books THE KITTY and Hogan's Hope. Stop by and pick up a signed copy if you're in the area. Books make great holiday gifts!

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Holiday Pop-Up Shops
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Pop-Up Shops

Shop Local!!
Authors: 
Connie Bombaci and her dog, Hogan's Hope
Deaf dogs are often destroyed, mistreated, or abandoned. Hogan’s Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from neglect, prevailed as he learned over 65 signs in American Sign Language and thereby providing the hope of life for many deaf dogs worldwide. His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible. Through his lifetime of determination, his story offers us the promise that we are capable of achieving an amazingly “ordinary” life and a life away from isolation. From hardship to success, hope gave the inspiration for overcoming any challenge. His journey of valor reveals dreams come true and offers insight into the world of true faith, unconditional love, and endless hope. Indeed, it is a story that needs to be told. Read and gain immeasurable hope! 

Shawn Flynn, The Kitty
A touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship, The Kitty offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world. Anyone who has ever shared a meaningful connection with a pet will fall head over heels in love with Kitty and Shawn.
As Shawn discovers, sometimes we don't even realize we need to be rescued--until we are. 

Penny Goetjen, The Empty Chair, and Murder on the Precipice
The Empty Chair: 
Young Olivia travels to the Virgin Islands to settle affairs after receiving word her mother, a highly acclaimed photographer on St. Thomas, has perished in a boating accident, but island police have no record of her death or even the accident. Could her mother still be alive? Olivia desperately needs the truth, if she has to find it herself.
A bar brawl. A break-in and robbery. Her mother’s Caribbean bungalow ransacked. Can things get any worse at picturesque Magens Bay? Olivia’s search takes a sinister turn when a charming man, claiming to be her mother’s lover, is shot and she’s the prime suspect.
Murder on the Precipice:
Set in an old family run inn on the rocky, tumultuous coast of Maine, Murder on the Precipice is a captivating mystery page-turner. Elizabeth, a successful Manhattan interior designer, grew up in the inn and is thrilled to leave behind her tyrannical boss and the big city for a few days after her grandmother asks her to return to her childhood home. Upon her arrival, Elizabeth learns a young female guest is missing in a case that is eerily similar to an unsolved disappearance on the property years earlier so she makes it her mission to find the girl and save the inn. But in her search for answers, Elizabeth uncovers shocking details that challenge everything she thought she knew about her herself, her family and her past.

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Holiday Hoopla
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Hoopla

Connie Bombaci and deaf pup, Judea, will be appearing with other fellow Connecticut authors at the Holiday Craft Fair in the South Windsor High School.  Her book, Hogan's Hope, will be on sale and available for a personalized autograph just in time for the holiday, gift-giving season. 

Address: South Windsor High School, 161 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

Doors open at 9:00 AM!

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Hartford Pet Expo
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Hartford Pet Expo

Something for all animal lovers at the 2017 Pet Expo in Hartford. Connie Bombaci will be personalizing her book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. Partner Shawn Flynn will also be signing his book, THE KITTY -- Dogs and Cats partner up!

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Dogs & Cats continue to Unite
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Dogs & Cats continue to Unite

Dog and Cat Lovers Unite!!! Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn continue their Barnes & Noble tour in Stamford, Connecticut on Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 PM. Connie will talk about her book, Hogan's Hope, the tale of a deaf canine who, after being rescued from neglect, prevailed as he learned American Sign Language. Shawn will talk about his book, THE KITTY, a heart-warming story that reveals how the pets we love sometimes turn around and care for us. Judea, Connie's deaf pup, will be in attendance to demonstrate just how deaf dogs can become wonderful family members.

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Author Book Signing
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Author Book Signing

Connie Bombaci, author of Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance, will be at the Westfield Pumpkin Festival to sign copies of her book.  Judea, her deaf pup, who loves to welcome customers and show everyone how wonderful deaf dogs can be as amazing family members, will be unable to attend as formerly planned. Judea is recovering from surgery.

Westfield's Town Green will serve as the hub of activities with a wide variety of fun things for folks of all ages to be entertained. "Attracting and engaging children and families will be central to this event."

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Dogs & Cats travel to Massachusetts
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Dogs & Cats travel to Massachusetts

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Pet-loving, Connecticut authors, Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn, continue to team together for an author appearance and book signing of their books, "Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance" and "THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him." Dog and cat lovers come to enjoy being entertained by this author duo who bring genuine warmth about our four-legged family members to their readers. 

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Author Book Signing
Sep
30
1:30 PM13:30

Author Book Signing

Connie Bombaci will be visiting the Connecticut Building at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 30 from 1:30 - 5:00 PM to sign her book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance. Hogan's life is revealed as he journeys from severe abuse to triumphant success. Additionally, Connie's deaf dog, Judea, will be in attendance to show customers just how wonderful a deaf pup can be. 

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Dogs & Cats Team Together
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Dogs & Cats Team Together

CT authors bring their love of dogs and cats, respectively, to personally share and sign their books, Hogan's Hope and The Kitty. Judea, the deaf pup who understands American Sign Language, also will be greeting customers in order to demonstrate just how how wonderful deaf dogs can be as family members.

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Author Appearance and Book Signing
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Author Appearance and Book Signing

Pet-loving, Connecticut authors, Connie Bombaci and Shawn Flynn, team together for an author appearance and book signing of their books, Hogan's Hope and The Kitty. Dog and cat lovers, alike, will enjoy being entertained by this author duo who bring a special warmth and reaching out to their readers. Deaf pup, Judea, will also greet folks and demonstrate what wonderful family members deaf dogs can be.

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Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Children's Presentation with Deaf Dog, Judea

 Deaf dogs can learn just as well as any hearing dog.

Deaf dogs can learn just as well as any hearing dog.

Barnes and Noble in West Hartford will be hosting Connie and deaf dog, Judea, to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve.  Connie will also be available to sign her newly published book, Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance.

A special addition is that the Connecticut Humane Society will be in attendance to distribute rescue and adoption information about the exemplary work done to find forever homes for thousands of needy pets. Visitors will be able to seek answers to questions regarding the adoption process and other pet related facts and care.

Connie and Judea's mission is to strengthen the belief that with hope anything is possible.

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Author Signing with Judea
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing with Judea

Connie will be at the wonderful, welcoming Breakwater Books located on the Green in Guilford, Connecticut, to sign her newly published book, Hogan's Hope. Her sweet, deaf pup, Judea, will accompany Connie to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve.

A special addition is that the Connecticut Humane Society will be in attendance to distribute rescue and adoption information about the exemplary work done to find forever homes for thousands of needy pets. Visitors will be able to seek answers to questions regarding the adoption process and other pet related facts and care.

Connie and Judea's mission is to strengthen the belief that with hope anything is possible.

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Hogan's Hope Presentation
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Hogan's Hope Presentation

Connie, along with Judea, will be visiting the Killingworth Public Library to demonstrate just how smart deaf dogs are and what great family members they can be with the love and acceptance they deserve. Author signing will also be made available at the end of the presentation.

Connie and Judea's mission is to strengthen the belief that with hope anything is possible.

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