My “Official” Book Launch Party was a complete success. I have to thank my wife Annamarie who helped plan the event and of course the Strawberry Moon who allowed us their entire upstairs sitting area for the party. A special thanks to Heather Moran who sang at the event and also the Lake County Journal that did a local newspaper article on the Responsive Universe;  pretty cool stuff!

To be honest I did not know what to expect. I have never held a Book Launch before nor have I ever attended one. We had a nice showing of family and friends and it was further empowering to meet people from the community that came out to not only support the book launch but buy books! There was one very nice woman who bought four books!

We had a complimentary wine bar that was accompanied by some really delicious appetizers and desserts. I did talk about the book and read an excerpt from the Sixth Mandala. I have to be honest and say that I was really nervous about the event and speaking in front of 40-50 people but the energy was right and I was totally centered in the moment. The best part was actually having people waiting patiently in line to buy a signed book! It was a wonderful night…

Here are some photos of the evening:

 Out front on main street Wauconda at dusk

The Book Signing Hub

Book Signings – don’t mess up!

Yep – it was all about the cupcakes!

Thanks again to everyone that made it and to all the well wishers on Twitter and Facebook!

I will have details on my next book signing in the next week or so. As always, please check my website for book signing and event announcements.


Have a great weekend!


John  C. Bader

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