BSB: Connie Bombaci (Hogan's Hope) and Shawn Flynn (Kitty) Book Signing

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing for animal lovers with local authors Connie Bombaci (Hogan's Hope) and Shawn Flynn (The Kitty). This event is open to the public.

About Hogan's Hope

Deaf dogs are often mistreated, abandoned, or even destroyed.  Hogan's Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from severe abuse, prevailed as he learned American Sign Language and provided the hope of life, not death, for deaf dogs worldwide.  His courage to overcome prejudices and myths continues to provide inspiration to anyone - human or pet - that success and genuine love are truly possible. This valiant deaf dog reveals that by choosing hope anyone's dreams can come true and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love.

Hogan's Hope, like the book Tuesday's Promise by New York Times bestselling author, Luis Carlos Montalvan, shares the deep devotion and dedicated bond between Hogan and his human. Hogan touches the soul and encourages people to find real love and meaning in their lives despite any challenge. Similar to Hannah in Devoted, Hogan inspires readers to examine their hearts, discover the faithfulness of true and meaningful relationships, and learn from the loyalty of our four-legged heroes. And, by discovering a new world beyond the door of the metal cage, some say that he's similar to Lucy in The Chronicles of Narnia and The Little Prince searching each adventure with great anticipation.  He met each new day as a wonderful adventure to learn, to accept, and to hope. His purpose in life was to love his human with indescribable adoration and to promote hope, no matter what.

Hogan's fame spread through television shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Dateline, Amazing Tails, National Geographic, and Good Morning America.

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 Dateline, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Oprah, and Amazing Tails. The author lives with her family in Connecticut. Connie wants to continue Hogan's legacy of saving deaf dogs and encouraging her readers to keep hope alive through love and acceptance of all our dogs, cats, other animals, and each other.

About The Kitty

Shawn Flynn and his fiancée are excited to start their new life together. They are planning a wedding and have bought a new home. The last thing the two of them need right now is a new cat.

But their recently purchased house seems to come complete with a stray orange feline--a cat with a vibrant personality and a talent for mousing. So Shawn soon finds himself with a regular companion. Little does he realize that this cat will shortly become more important to him than he can possibly imagine.

As Shawn's personal life begins to shift in ways he never saw coming, Kitty remains a constant source of stability and comfort. Shawn gave Kitty a home, and now Kitty gives Shawn the love he needs to heal.

In the spirit of James Bowen's bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob, THE KITTY is a touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship that offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world. Anyone who has ever shared a meaningful connection with a pet will fall head over heels in love with Kitty and Shawn.

As Shawn discovers, sometimes we don't even realize we need to be rescued--until we are.

Perfect for fans of Gwen Cooper's Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, John Grogan's Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, or Vicki Myron's Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.

Shawn Flynn spent over twenty-five years in a market-research career before he stepped away to pursue his passion for writing. He knew he wanted to explore his deep connection with cats, particularly the first cat he ever rescued. His debut book, THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him was a 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner. It was also selected as an Award-Winning Finalist in both the 2017 Best Book Awards and the 2017 International Book Awards competitions.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355