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Hogan's Hope helps Adoption
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Hogan's Hope helps Adoption

The multi award-winning book, Hogan's Hope, will be at this year's Shoreline Spring Festival & Pet Adoption. Creations by Sandra will be complementing the booth with beautiful, hand-painted glassware. Visitors can obtain author-signed copies as a very special edition to their book collection or as thoughtful gifts for family and friends. Add a unique and very special glass as well. Portions of the profits from the sales will be donated to our deployed soldiers and animal rescue.

Come enjoy a walk on the Madison Green, meet the author, and get a special author-signed copy of Hogan's Hope. Remember, as an added bonus, you can get a complementing glass or mug to sip your favorite beverage as you read!

60 artisan booths and specialty foods will offer a variety of items for visitors.

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Many dogs and cats seeking new homes hosted by the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter.

See you there 🐾🐾❤️

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Hogan's Hope travels to Delaware for May Fair
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Hogan's Hope travels to Delaware for May Fair

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Connie Bombaci will be traveling to this wonderful crafts fair with her companion, Judea, who demonstrates what wonderful four-legged members of the family deaf dogs can be. Personalized copies of the multi-award winning book, Hogan's Hope, will be available for purchase with all profits being donated to local missions.


Come join the fun! And... enjoy a delightful visit to a hometown fair. Bake sale, Attic Treasures, Plants, Decorative note card, Specialty food items, Books, Games and more will be available to help get ready for Mother's and Father's Day. Of course, these items make wonderful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebration

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Long Island Pet Expo
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Long Island Pet Expo

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Don't miss out on the Family Pet Expo this weekend! Once again, they will be hosting multi-award winner, Connie Bombaci, with her book, Hogan's Hope. She will be available to personalize copies and will be accompanied by her deaf pup & service dog, Judea.

Family Pet Shows is a family owned and operated the company that for nearly 20 years have successfully hosted pet expos beginning in 1994 in Pennsylvania. The company now hosts five different pet expos annually in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; the Long Island Pet Expo in the Park (2 days, outdoor in September); Long Island Pet Expo (3-day event held indoors in March); The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo (3-day event indoors in January); the Lehigh Valley Pet Expo (a 2-day indoor event in February), and the New Jersey Family Pet Show (a 2-day indoor event in Nov 2015).

Family Pet Shows, formerly known as The Horse and Pet Expo, is run by husband and wife team Karen and Dennis Garetano and their son Joe Garetano. In 1994, after years of publishing Horseworld USA magazine, they thought of the idea to host a horse expo in Pennsylvania and held their first show in 1994 Fort Washington, PA. After two years of successfully hosting the first horse expo, they expanded the show to include other pets and changed the name to Horse and Pet Expo and began adding new locations. Throughout the years and additional shows, Family Pet Shows has grown in size and popularity in each location.

Dogs on leashes are welcome. Kids have great fun!

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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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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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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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