Family PetExpo once again welcomes Hogan's Hope but has added this award-winning author to its lineup of presenters. Because of the mission to spread the hope of life and love for all animals, including those who experience the challenge of deafness, Connie Bombaci and her deaf dog, Judea, will offer information along with a Q&A session to this year's visitors.
In addition, the first in the children's book series, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance, will be available with a stuffed animal that looks like Hogan!
The award-winning author will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, for customers of all ages. Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present as well as an early start on holiday shopping. This year the first in the children's book series will be available along with a stuffed animal that looks like Hogan!
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.
“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 but not limited to Dateline NBC, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Amazing Tails, and others.
Awards and recognitions include:
2019 Readers' Favorite Five-Star Review, Children's Christian Edition
2019 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal, Animals/Pets (Christian Edition)
2019 Christian Independent Publishers Association, Winner Biography/Memoir (Christian Edition)
2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, Inspirational (Christian Edition)
2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medalist, Animals/Pets
2018 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medalist, for Christian-General
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