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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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Booklovers' Gourmet Book Signing
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Booklovers' Gourmet Book Signing

"Once you choose hope, ANYTHING is possible."
- Christopher Reeve

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The award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, at the Booklovers' Gourmet! Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present as well as an early start on holiday shopping. 

Judea, Connie's deaf pup and licensed service dog, will be greeting customers to demonstrate what loving family members deaf dogs can make and how the myths regarding deaf dogs are untrue.

Profits from the sales of the book, Hogan's Hope, will be donated to non-profit animal organizations and deployed service personnel. 

“Thanks for this delightful book. You honor Hogan, and I’m delighted his spirit lives on.”
- Dennis Murphy, Dateline NBC Award-Winning Correspondent

“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

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Hogan's Hope is the inspirational story of a deaf dog who escaped death during the time when the prevalent belief was that deaf dogs needed to be destroyed. It is the tale of a legendary deaf canine champion who endured severe abuse and prevailed as he turned upside down the myths of deaf dogs being dumb, difficult to train, and harmful. Hogan learned over seventy words in American Sign Language, engaged in normal puppy activities, and provided the hope of life, not death for deaf dogs worldwide. Through perseverance and enduring hope, Hogan's courage provided inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that success and genuine love are truly possible. This heroic deaf dog continues to reveal that by choosing hope, anyone's dreams can come true, and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love. It's a story like none other.

Connie Bombaci, a retired educator, is resolute in her love for animals, belief in the goodness of all God’s creations, and desire to provide encouragement no matter what the challenge. She appeared with Hogan on Oprah, Dateline, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and Amazing Tails and lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Awards and recognitions include: 
2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medalist
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 Kindle Promos First Place
2017 Best Book Award-winning Finalist
Readers’ Favorite Five-Star review
The Book Designer’s Gold Star for eBook Cover

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Hogan's Hope returns to Sun Rose Words and More
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Hogan's Hope returns to Sun Rose Words and More

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Fall Block Party Ocean City, NJ

Because of the overwhelming success at the June book signing event, the multi-award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, is returning to Sun Rose Words & More for the Fall Block Party. 

Asbury Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5th – 14th. Streets on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music, and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 6th – 14th Streets. 

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Hogan's Hope returns to Sun Rose!

The award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope. Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present as well as an early start on holiday shopping.

Hogan's Hope is the inspirational story of a deaf dog who escaped death during the time when the prevalent belief was that deaf dogs needed to be destroyed. It is the tale of a legendary deaf canine champion who endured severe abuse and prevailed as he turned upside down the myths of deaf dogs being dumb, difficult to train, and harmful. Hogan learned over seventy words in American Sign Language, engaged in normal puppy activities, and provided the hope of life, not death for deaf dogs worldwide. Through perseverance and enduring hope, Hogan's courage provided inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that success and genuine love are truly possible. This heroic deaf dog continues to reveal that by choosing hope, anyone's dreams can come true, and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love. It's a story like none other.

Profits from the sales of the book, Hogan's Hope, will be donated to non-profit animal organizations such as the OCNJ Humane Society and deployed service personnel. 

“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 appeared on television shows including Dateline NBC, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Amazing Tails, and others.
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Awards and recognitions include: 
2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medalist
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 Kindle Promos First Place
2017 Best Book Award-winning Finalist
Readers’ Favorite Five-Star review
The Book Designer’s Gold Star for eBook Cover

For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

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Children's Presentation of Hogan's Hope
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Presentation of Hogan's Hope

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Connie, the award-winning author of Hogan’s Hope, and her deaf dog, Judea, will be visiting the Chester Library on September 29. Connie will be giving her inspirational presentation on hope and how we can all gain and give love and acceptance no matter what our challenge. She will show attendees how deaf dogs can learn to understand American Sign Language and perform other normal, doggie activities. Participants will watch first-hand just how wonderful deaf dogs can be and how, by choosing hope, their own dreams can come true, no matter what the challenge.

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Hogan's Hope at the Big E
Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Hogan's Hope at the Big E

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The Big E is a great event for everyone of all ages. From agriculture, car shows, horse exhibits, crafts, food, and BOOKS! 

The award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, in the Connecticut Building. Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and attendees can get a very special present as well as an early start on holiday shopping.

Hogan's Hope is the inspirational story of a deaf dog who escaped death during the time when the prevalent belief was that deaf dogs needed to be destroyed. It is the tale of a legendary deaf canine champion who endured severe abuse and prevailed as he turned upside down the myths of deaf dogs being dumb, difficult to train, and harmful. Hogan learned over seventy words in American Sign Language, engaged in normal puppy activities, and provided the hope of life, not death for deaf dogs worldwide. Through perseverance and enduring hope, Hogan's courage provided inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that success and genuine love are truly possible. This heroic deaf dog continues to reveal that by choosing hope, anyone's dreams can come true, and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love. It's a story like none other.

Profits from the sales of the book, Hogan's Hope, will be donated to non-profit animal organizations such as the CT Humane Society and deployed service personnel. 

“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 FavoriteHogan appeared on television shows including Dateline NBC, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Amazing Tails, and others.
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Hogan’s Hope has received numerous awards and recognitions including: 
2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medalist
2018 Dan Poynter Legacy Award, for all 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 Kindle Promos First Place
2017 Best Book Award-winning Finalist
Readers’ Favorite Five-Star review
The Book Designer’s Gold Star for eBook Cover

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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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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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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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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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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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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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