About Muskeg

1. a bog or swamp 
2. something you sink in to,
like a good story

Prince Rupert is a small town with the heart of a city, located on the north coast of British Columbia.
It's also covered in muskeg. 

We started this publishing business in Prince Rupert, so we thought it only natural to name ourselves after one of the most distinguishing features in this area.
Hence, Muskeg Press.

We love it here.
And we also love building platforms for your stories that touch everyone in your community.
Contact us today, and we'll help you create those stories.

Phone (250) 624-5550



Chris Armstrong is the owner of Muskeg Press. Born in Ottawa, he made his way to Prince Rupert in 2003 and has mostly lived here ever since. Chris has been involved in every Muskeg project, finding ways to turn the ideas of creative people into reality.

Chris' 3 books on a desert island

Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Histories by Herodotus





Originally from the Cariboo region, Mike Ambach has lived in Northwest B.C. since 2007. He runs From the Treehouse Photography, offering photography, fine art printing, graphic design work, and more. He feels lucky to be able to support his region by doing what he loves.

Mike designed the cover for All Native, and took the pictures you're looking at on this web page.


Mike's 3 books on a desert island

Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography by Robert Hirsch
Notes from the Century Before by Edward Hoagland
Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith





Like many of us, John Farrell first started writing about music. Zines celebrating the likes of Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and Black Flag were his first crack at the art. He then worked as a reporter and editor at numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including the Prince Rupert Daily News, South China Morning Post, and the Bangkok Post. You'll now find him at home cooking for his daughters, running a restaurant with his partner and managing Community Futures Development Corporation where he helps other entrepreneurs turn an interest into a calling.

John edited the forthcoming Muskeg Press title, Influence: Stories from the Lockdown.


John's 3 books on a desert island

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy
How to Survive on a Desert Island by Denis Tribaudeau 




Rudy Kelly

Rudy Kelly was born and raised in Prince Rupert, the fourth son of Tsimshian chiefs, and a member of the Gitsi'is (Raven) tribe. A writer at an early age, Rudy earned a Diploma in Journalism at Mount Royal College in Calgary and worked as a reporter for 10 years at a daily newspaper. He's also an accomplished playwright, having written 10 plays, over 100 short skits, and countless stand-up routines. He writes a blog at www.rudykellywriter.com

Rudy wrote the novel All Native, and his short story "Open Door" appears in our anthology, Influenced: Stories from the Lockdown


Rudy's 3 books on a desert island

Aztec by Gary Jennings
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Whispers by Dean Koontz




At Muskeg Press, we're guided by certain values as we help you share your stories with your community. 

We spark and appreciate joy.

We unleash creativity.

We satisfy curiosities.

And we tunnel with determination in pursuit of your goal.