Hogan's Hope presents at the 2019 Hartford Family PetEpo
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Hogan's Hope presents at the 2019 Hartford Family PetEpo

Greater Hartford Family Pet Expo, October 19 - 20th

Greater Hartford Family Pet Expo, October 19 - 20th

Print out your coupon - print one for each and every friend and family member!! THE…JOIN the FUN!!

Print out your coupon - print one for each and every friend and family member!! THE…JOIN the FUN!!

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.

Books are available in secular and/or Christian editions.

Books are available in secular and/or Christian editions.

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.

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Some of the awards received.

Some of the awards received.

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

Illustrator is Connie Bombaci’s daughter, Heather Ferrer.

Illustrator is Connie Bombaci’s daughter, Heather Ferrer.

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Street Fest Features Hogan's Hope
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Street Fest Features Hogan's Hope

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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. 

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.

Because of numerous requests from readers for a children’s edition, Bombaci has recently published the first in a series, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance. An adorable complementing stuffed dog - who is designed to look like Hogan - is available.

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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.

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.

2019

Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal, Animals/Pets (Christian Edition)

Christian Independent Publishers Association, Biography/Memoir (Christian Edition)

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, Inspirational (Christian Edition)

2018

Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal, Animals/Pets

Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal, Christian - General

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, Animals/Pets

Dan Poynter Legacy Award, all Non-Fiction ebook

Global eBook Awards Gold, Book Trailer

Global eBook Awards Gold, Non-Fiction Animals/Pets

Global eBook Awards Gold, Best Book Trailer

Next Generation Indie Book Winner, Animals/Pets

Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, Inspirational Non-Fiction

International Book Awards Finalist, Narrative Non-Fiction Animals/Pets

2017

Lucky Cinda Kindle Promos First Place

Best Book Awards Finalist, Animals/Pets

Readers’ Favorite FIVE-STAR review

Book of the Month Cathood Press, September 2017

The Book Designer’s Gold Star, eBook Cover
For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

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Hogan's Hope at Animal Awareness Day
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Hogan's Hope at Animal Awareness Day

All Hogan’s Hope books will be available for purchase along with a specially designed stuffed dog who looks like the famous Hogan. Personalized books make fantastic gifts, especially with the holiday quickly arriving.

All Hogan’s Hope books will be available for purchase along with a specially designed stuffed dog who looks like the famous Hogan. Personalized books make fantastic gifts, especially with the holiday quickly arriving.

Hogan's Hope will be in attendance at this year's Blessing of the Animals on the Branford Town Green, Branford, CT.

Everyone is welcome to bring their vaccinated pets on a leash and enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon. Vendors of all types will be set up offering families wonderful opportunities to get the latest and greatest for their furry, four-legged family members. Of course, human family members will also be able to purchase a yummy lunch or snack from the food trucks.

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Hogan is the perfect companion for the newly published children’s book.

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Pumpkins 'n' Pooches
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Pumpkins 'n' Pooches

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Hogan's Hope continues to debut its children's book, Hogan's Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance. Come to the Autumn Fair and Dog Fest, another delightfully organized event by the Colchester Lions' Club.

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A personalized book and stuffed toy make fabulous gifts! The holidays are coming fast!!

A personalized book and stuffed toy make fabulous gifts! The holidays are coming fast!!

Visitors will be able to purchase this newly published, five-star rated book, complete with a Hogan lookalike doll!

Don't miss out! Mark your calendars and come to the Colchester Green.

Vendors/Crafters, Pumpkin Contest, Dog Costume Contest, Kids Zone, Food.

Lots of fun for all to enjoy!!

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Hogan's Hope at Barnes & Noble
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Hogan's Hope at Barnes & Noble

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The multi-award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, at the Barnes and Noble in the Christiana Mall, Newark, DE! Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present for a friend or family member — or themselves. 

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.

“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 at Big E
Sep
21
3:30 PM15:30

Hogan's Hope at Big E

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Hogan is included with purchase of the newly released children’s book.

Hogan is included with purchase of the newly released children’s book.

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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Hogan's Hope Launches Children's Book
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Hogan's Hope Launches Children's Book

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Illustration in Children’s Book, “Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance.

Book Launch for children’s book, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance.

Connie Bombaci brings her multi-award-winning book, Hogan’s Hope, to children of all ages. The first of her children’s editions, Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance, will launch at this year’s Parmelee Farm Artisan Market on September 7, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM.  

Bombaci decided to write the first of her children’s book after countless requests from readers of her award-winning books, Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance (secular edition) and Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Dog, A Courageous Journey, and A Christian’s Faith (Christian edition).

Hogan, a rescued deaf pup, provides the inspiration to hold tight to our faith and persevere through the challenges of hardship, prejudice, discrimination, or handicap. His success reveals that all things are possible with hope and that each one of us, no matter what, is worthy of rescue, love, acceptance, and a forever home.

In this children’s edition, younger children journey with Hogan as he hopes for his forever home where is accepted and loved despite his deafness. They learn that everyone is worthy, no matter what, and that they must hold onto their own hope.

Saved from neglect when he was only eighteen-months-old, Hogan realized his hope for a forever, loving home and received whole-hearted understanding of his unique characteristics. Bombaci shares that success can happen regardless of our individual differences and that being different makes each one of us very special.  She encourages children to be kind and to always hold onto their hope and belief that dreams really do come true.  With hope, anything is possible.

Hogan’s Hope has received a multitude of awards some of which include the 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for Inspirational, Readers’ Favorite Gold for Animals/Pets, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for Animals/Pets, Readers’ Favorite Bronze for Christian Non-Fiction, Christian Independent Publishers Association Winner of Biography/Memoir, and Dan Poynter Legacy Award for Non-Fiction.

Rescued from severe neglect, this heroic dog

Hogan’s incredible success led to TV appearances on Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, and Amazing Tails.  

Bombaci states, “Hogan’s story continues to provide the hope. His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or animal, of any age and with any difference, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible. Success can happen regardless of the circumstances, and we are worthy of acceptance and love. He taught me how to live my life as a courageous journey, and I want his life to be ‘A gift that keeps on giving.’”

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CT Style Hosts Hogan's Hope
Sep
4
12:30 PM12:30

CT Style Hosts Hogan's Hope

Hogan’s Hope: Finding a Forever Home of Love and Acceptance launches on September 7th’s book party at Parmelee Farm Artisan Fair, Killingworth, CT. CT Style hosts internationally-award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, and illustrator, Heather Ferrer to debut this newly published children’s book.

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Woofstock 2019
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Woofstock 2019

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Award-Winning author, Connie Bombaci, with be in attendance with her ambassador and deaf pup, Judea. Visitors will be able to get their own personalized copy of her book, Hogan's Hope, and help benefit the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter.

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The Woofwalk starts at the Branford Green ! It is about a 2 mile walk! Registration is $25.00 and you can register http://www.woofstockonthebranfordgreen.org/woofwalk

You will receive a T Shirt, Bandana for the pup, and water is provided for both you and your furry friend!

Branford's Hippie Dog Costume Contest is Brandforddite your dog contest this year! Dress your dog up with what Branford represents for you- lobsters, blue herons, boats, stony creek brewery, Indian Neck, Stony Creek, the list goes on and on!

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Hogan's Hope at Colchester's Festival
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Hogan's Hope at Colchester's Festival

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The award winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be available to sign her book, Hogan’s Hope. Se will be accompanied by her deaf canine companion, Judea, who loves to greet people and show off her ability to understand American Sign Language.

Exhibitors from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island bring a variety of arts and crafts including, woodworking, painting, pottery, clothing, jewelry and stained glass. At 10:00 am the Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra performs in the gazebo on the Green, followed at noon by a Fife and Drum Parade and Muster sponsored by The Colchester Continentals.

The Colchester Lion’s Club will offer freshly prepared food for both breakfast and lunch. For additional information please call 860 531-2010 or via email: craftshowmuster@gmail.com.

Fife & Drum Muster on the Green and Parade
Colchester Continental Fife & Drum Corps will be hosting their 11th Annual Colchester Muster on the Green, Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. Fife and drum corps from Connecticut and surrounding states will join the Colchester Continentals for an afternoon of martial music.

The event will kick off at noon with a short parade on Norwich Ave, beginning at the town hall and ending at the green. Opening ceremonies and the Muster will follow. At a fife and drum muster, each corps marches onto the “muster field,” plays a selection of tunes, (usually a 5 minute medley or two) and marches off. When all corps have performed, it is custom for willing members from each corps to amass for “jollification” or the playing of common fife and drum tunes of yesteryear.

In addition to a quality Craft Fair the Festival also includes:
10:00 am: Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra
12:00 pm: Historic Fife and Drum Muster hosted by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps
All day: Food Court
All day: Raffle offered by the Colchester Historical Society. Take a chance on an array of valuable prizes!

Location
Colchester Town Green and Softball Field
98 Hayward Ave
Colchester, CT

For More Information
Colchester Historical Society: 860 537-4230 mail@colchesterhistory.org
Colchester Continental Fife and Drum Corps: Dir Wayne Seidel 860742-7274 ColchesterContinentals@gmail.com

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Colchester Muster and Colchester Festival on the Green in Colchester, Connecticut.

Tags: Colchester Muster, Colchester Festival on the Green, Colchester Continental Fife & Drum Corps, Fife & Drum Corps Muster

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Cheshire Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Cheshire Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair

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Hogan's Hope will be attending the annual Cheshire Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair. This award-winning book will be available for purchase and specially personalized by the author. With Father's Day coming, this makes a wonderful gift.

Every summer for more than 80 years, thousands of people converge on the historic Church Green to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the festival and fair.

It's conveniently located for easy access alongside CT Route 10.

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Westbrook Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Westbrook Spring Arts & Crafts Fair

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Jump into Action! Author, Connie Bombaci will be signing her multi-award-winning book, Hogan’s Hope. Come to Westbrook, get your personalized copy, and meet her wonderful deaf dog, Judea, who understands American Sign Language.

The 31st Annual Westbrook Spring Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10:00 to 4:00.  We are a juried Arts & Crafts Fair and accommodating about 60 select artisans.  The Town Green is conveniently located at the intersection of CT Routes 1 and 153, less than a mile from the Westbrook Outlets and Interstate I-95.  Admission is free and there is ample free parking available.  Refreshments are available onsite and there are several restaurants within walking distance.

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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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Westport Barnes and Noble
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Westport Barnes and Noble

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The multi-award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, at the Westport Barnes and Noble! Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present for a friend or family member — or themselves. 

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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March Madness with the AKC
Mar
21
to Mar 24

March Madness with the AKC

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Hogan's Hope will be in attendance at the New Brunswick Kennel Club' March Madness Cluster. Award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be selling and signing both editions of her book - Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Hero's Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance (secular) and Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Dog, A Courageous Journey, and A Christian's Faith (Christian). Author-signed copies make outstanding additions to personal libraries as well as special, personal gifts.

Hogan's Hope is more than the story of a deaf dog and how he overcame prejudice and myths. It's an inspirational tale of hope, a story like none other.

Four independent group shows will take place on Thursday evening. The New Brunswick Kennel Club's two All-Breed Shows will take place on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, March 24th will feature the Bronx County Kennel Club's Show.

Unique opportunities are available for everyone with a variety of products and services being offered. An estimated 1800 dogs will be in attendance on Saturday alone! Come join the fun and see your favorite breed in their finest.

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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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All Access Authors
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

All Access Authors

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Connie Bombaci with her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope, is returning to The Storyteller's Cottage! Come to this enchanted place of great literature and a welcoming atmosphere. Three authors will be reading from their manuscripts and answering questions from guests. The evening promises wonderful camaraderie with a gracious staff. Author-signed copies of these featured books will be available for everyone to add to their personal collection or give as an extra special gift.

Come alone, bring a friend, or get the book club together, grab a bottle of wine and find a new book for your next meeting! Enjoy a light reception afterward.

Tel: 860-877-6099

Email: svenja@storytellerscottage.com

750 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, 06070, USA

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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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Do You Have Hogan's Hope?
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Do You Have Hogan's Hope?

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Patrons of the Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook, CT, are invited to a presentation by Connie Bombaci on her award-winning book, Hogan's Hope. Judea, Connie's deaf dog, will be greeting folks and demonstrating what wonderful family members deaf dogs can be.
Personalized copies will also be available for purchase.

 

Gold Award-winning book trailer in eGlobal Book Awards

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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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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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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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