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Rudy Kelly's debut novel, All Native, will be released in about a fortnight. In the meantime, here's a small preview. Enjoy!   That summer, word got out that Jeannie was moving and when BJ told Nate, Nate tried to hide the sound of his heart breaking. He just nodded and said he had heard, although he hadn’t. “I think you should say goodbye,” said BJ, assuming an unfamiliar sensitive guy posture; it was like watching Charles Bronson trying to talk a bad guy into an apology instead of just beating the crap out of him. “What am I supposed to do?” asked...

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With a few weeks to go before All Native is officially launched, Muskeg Press caught up with author Rudy Kelly to discuss the All Native Basketball Tournament, the writing process, and his best Halloween costume. Chris Armstrong: I am here with Rudy Kelly, the author of All Native. But I think the question that most people have on their minds, Rudy, is: you dressed up as “Muskeg Man” for Halloween a while ago. How long did it take you to put that costume together? Rudy Kelly: Well, probably at least three hours. There was a considerable grass skirt that I used...

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If you're like me, you're in a slight panic mode because there's only a few days 'til Christmas and you’re only about 62 per cent finished your shopping. You may be in the realm of uncertainty, not knowing what to get for those last few people on your list. But Muskeg Press wants to help you! If you’ve good a book-lover in your family or circle of friends, you may want to peruse the list below. They’re a list of some of the books I read this year, and hopefully, they’ll give you some last-minute gift ideas. Enjoy, and, good...

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As any retailer might tell you, for most of the year they operate “in the red”: their monthly revenue is usually lower than their monthly expenses. It might not be until the Christmas shopping season, which begins in November, when they start to see their revenues outpace their expenses. In other words, they are now “in the black.” Hence, Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year.  And so, since the heady consumerist days of the late-20th century, we have a term that immediately describes the materialistic side of the Christmas season. As online shopping rose...

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Through the publication of The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert (2nd edition), Muskeg Press will be supporting the Kaien Trails Society, a voluntary organization which has done so much work to build, develop and maintain the trail network throughout Prince Rupert. Ten per cent of all sales made on Nov. 17, the date of the book launch, will be going to the organization. And we’re very happy to do so! After all, the Outsider's Guide and the Kaien Trails Society are very closely related: the book describes and celebrates the wonderful walking trails around Prince Rupert, and the Society is actually going...

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