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Holiday Book Signing
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Book Signing

Local Connecticut authors are coming together for an afternoon of holiday book signing. Visitors will be able to purchase very special gifts for friends and family. Nationally recognized author, Tish Rabe, of Cats n the Hat, will be in attendance along with internationally award-winning author, Connie Bombaci of Hogan's Hope.

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H-K Crafts Fair
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

H-K Crafts Fair

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Connie Bombaci, Killingworth's award-winning author, will be present at this year's H-K Craft Fair signing her book, Hogan's Hope.

Craft fair with over 80 vendors selling homemade jewelry, artwork, books, gift baskets, dolls, home decor, folk art, pottery, knitted items, soaps and candles, and much more. No 3rd party vendors are accepted.

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Holiday Craft Fair
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Craft Fair

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Holiday Shopping at its best!

Connie Bombaci will be in attendance to sign author-signed copies of both editions of Hogan's Hope.

Hosted by Mike & Pat's New England Craft Fair.

Approximately 200 vendors will be at this craft show.

Approximately $5.00 to get in.

For information on being a vendor contact Mike & Pat's New England Craft Fairs. https://www.newenglandcraftshows.com/

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

Hartford Pet Expo - 2 days!

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The award-winning book, Hogan's Hope, will be returning to the 2018 Family Pet Expo in Hartford. Author Connie Bombaci states, "Profits from our sales will be donated to the Connecticut Humane Society. Hogan was rescued by the CHS where we were able to adopt this extraordinary pup who brought great hope and inspiration to lives of so many. We want his legacy to continue."

“Dive into this wonderful book and learn more about this intrepid pair as well as the power of love and persistence against seemingly stacked odds. Sit! Read! Enjoy!” 
-–Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Professor Emeritus, Animal Behaviorist, Tufts University

“One of the most emotionally satisfying and enriching books I have ever read”
- Rosie Malezer, Readers Favorite


Hogan's Hope is a multi-award-winner.
2018 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards Silver Medal for Animals/Pet
2018 Dan Poynter Legacy Award for Non-fiction
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Book Trailer
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner for Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Inspirational Non-Fiction
2018 International Book Awards, Finalist for Narrative Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2017 Best Book Awards, Finalist for Animals/Pets

"We are looking forward to continuing the Connecticut Pet show, with some improvements and additional shows within our show! First and foremost we have moved the show to a pet-friendly facility so now pet parents can bring their well-behaved leashed pets with them,” said Dennis Garetano of Family Pet Shows. Garetano went on to say, “We have pets attend all our other shows in Pennsylvania and New York – everything from dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses, ferrets – so we are very happy to make the CT show pet-friendly now!" The show will stay in Hartford and has been moved to the XL Center in 2017, making the show pet-friendly and at a larger facility to offer more to Connecticut pet lovers. “The Pet Show has always been the premier event for Connecticut pet lovers. As our business expands we realized the Connecticut Pet Show would be best produced by Family Pet Shows, as they are the experts producing stellar pet events. We feel the Garetano’s are positioned to take the Connecticut Pet Show to the next level,” stated Wesley Jenks, Vice President of Jenks Productions.

Family Pet Shows has been producing consumer pet shows for more than 20 years and currently have 3 shows in Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo in Oaks PA, Lehigh Valley Pet Expo in Allentown, PA and the Morgantown Pet Expo in PA) , 2 shows on Long Island, (Long Island Pet Expo in the Park, every September in Copiague, NY and their larger show Long Island Pet Expo, every March at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, NY). Family Pet Shows is excited having the Connecticut Pet Show as a big event on their roster.

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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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