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Oct
27
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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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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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