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MyKu Hachi cover

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Merry Christmas!

The Fredericksburg Kriskringlnmarkt was a blast!

Developed by April Bair Art by Tanya Richey

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2018 has been a wonderful year of writing and an adventure in publishing.

I'm proud to announce the completion of "The Cherry Blossom Gene". There's still editing and I am seeking representation and a publisher  so no release date is set but the project took a huge leap forward during November.

This year has been full. As my uncle says, "It's a full life- but not always of what you want." Personally, this was a year of loss and anguish. Professionally is has been a leap forward into the vast rabbit hole of writing and publishing.

Bair Ink has published 15 art centered books and the journey has only just begun.

2019 aka Year Two will continue First Friday LIVE broadcasts on FaceBook and launch an active YouTube channel, get these darned web pages looking pretty, and keep developing unique books. If you haven't joined the journey yet January is a great time to get on the bus.


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Writer's Philosophy

All writers have obstacles to overcome. Sometimes ambition is too great, self esteem is too slow, and effort is often so much less than the work required to manifest ideas into stories and create paper bound versions of our dreams.  Ideas are easy, imagining is fun, manifesting is torturous work. Then comes a time when fears and excuses must be cast aside and caution thrown to the wind, embrace the fear and write forward.

AUTUMN 2018:

The Algonkian Workshop with Michael Neff was fantastic! I'll be agent shopping in the new year with a thriller called "The Cherry Blossom Gene" in which an American Park Ranger and a Japanese librarian must work together to unravel past secrets to save the future.

Meanwhile, 9/29/18 is the Fredericksburg Book Festival- stop by and say hi!

October MyKu release 10/5/2018 with foreword by Collette Caprara.

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See everyone soon!   --APRIL

August 2018

Summer is flying by!

Upcoming events include: 

  • The Algonkian Writer's Retreat
  • Fredericksburg Book Festival
  • James River Writing Conference 
  • Roanoke Author Invasion 

It's shaping up to be a busy autumn as the MyKu books continue to come out every first Friday and my own stories and novels are taking shape.  

June 2018

Updating this website,, and the new Bair Ink site is on my to-do list along with continuing the publication of my late mother's MyKu books. So far 6 of 12 are available with MyKu Nana (volume #7) set to release early July.

Sadly, Tanya Richey succumbed to cancer earlier this month.  Her creative spirit could no longer be contained by a mere mortal body.  

My work as a writer also continues as I travel to the Dublin Writers' Convention to evolve my craft and meet wonderful new people.


Wow!  Time slips by when life happens... since April 2015 I've moved from Japan to Germany and abruptly returned to the United States to support my mother while she battles an aggressive cancer.  I continue to build my portfolio writing daily even if only for thirty minutes.  My work on The Path to Yes and the Hundred Hour Approach continues and my fiction writing marches forward one paragraph at a time.  

APRIL 2015:
Cherry blossoms blooming in Japan and around the world have inspired a new short story:  Attack of the Killer Cherry Blossoms.

deams are easy, imagining is fun, but manifesting is torturous work!

The 100 Hour Approach is moving steadily towards publication and my tour of the 33 Kanto Temples continues to inspire so please "
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p.S.    Explore something every day and the world will open doors for you.

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Suggested Events for Fans and Writers

Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, VA

Balticon in Balitimore MD

Kawaii Writers Conference, HI

Dublin Writers' Conference, Ireland

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April Bair