ARUS Entertainment is a progressive publisher focused on independent authors and the stories they tell. You won’t find earth shattering best-sellers here (although that would certainly be nice), but instead a carefully curated selection of deeply personal works from deeply passionate creators.

Scott James Magner

Author, Editor, Publisher
Scott James Magner is a writer, editor, designer, developer, and worldbuilder. His work appears in books, tabletop and online role-playing games, card games, miniatures games, and board games. He has a passion for movies and classic science fiction, and spends his days tweaking and twisting new universes.

Lindsey S. Johnson

Lindsey S. Johnson was raised to appreciate a dramatic flair paired with a sense of the ridiculous, which tends to show up in ways like getting a black eye via accidentally setting her sweater on fire when reaching for the wonton soup. She enjoys singing and dancing, and is always up for a good boogie. She started telling stories at an early age with her best friend, mostly to justify making elaborate forts for dolls.

She currently lives in Seattle, WA, with her significant other and a herd of cats named after mythical beings and magicians.

Melinda Mitchell

Melinda Mitchell grew up in Alaska and has lived all over the United States, currently residing in Wisconsin with her husband and son. Raised by parents who were fans of science fiction and fantasy, she has written numerous nonfiction articles on the intersection of theology and sci-fi and has co-authored two academic papers on the subject.

The greatest truths are in the stories we tell, whether or not the stories are true themselves.

Evan J. Peterson

Evan J. Peterson is the creator of Drag Star! (Choice of Games), the world’s first drag performer RPG, as well as The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir (Lethe Press). An author, critic, game writer, and Clarion West alum, his writing has appeared in Weird Tales, Queers Destroy Horror, Nightmare Magazine, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comics, and Best Gay Stories 2015. Evan edited the Lambda Literary Award finalist anthology, Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5, and founded the Seattle-based series SHRIEK: Women of Horror Cinema. can tell you more.