Self Publishing Roundtable Podcast Hosts Justin Sloan

That’s right, I was on the Self Publishing Roundtable Podcast. Check it out!


Check out Author Level Up

maxresdefaultHey everyone, as you might know, author Michael La Ronn and I are finalizing the novel we’ve been working on. It’s freaking amazing, of course.

But what I wanted to share with you today is Michael’s sweet Youtube channel, Author Level Up.  (more…)

We’ve launched the Military Veterans in Creative Careers PODCAST!

MVICC podcast logoWe’re happy to announce that we’ve launched the podcast titled MILITARY VETERANS IN CREATIVE CAREERS.

iTunes || Googleplay (coming soon) || Simplecast.Fm 

This is a podcast where we discuss how veterans can transition into creative careers such as writing, acting, directing, producing, and even sometimes art and dance. We bring on amazing interviewees, and I’m sure you will love it!

Check it out, and leave a review please. Thanks!

And to celebrate, I’ve dropped the price of the Military Veterans in Creative Careers book to $0.99 – so now’s the time to get it if you haven’t yet!

Nook || Kindle || iBooks

The print and audiobook are now available!


Who are we?

Tom-Morkes-headshot3Tom Morkes is the CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a book publishing and marketing company responsible for numerous bestselling books, the author of “The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing,” and the creator of PublishersEmpire.com, a community, training program, and book launch platform for indie and self-publishers.

Tom has marketed and published books that have been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, as well as have reached USA Today, Amazon, and other international bestselling lists. Tom is considered a thought leader on growth hacking, pricing, and digital products and has been interviewed or featured on leading publications, including Forbest, Business Insider, ArtofManliness.com, and Growthhacker.tv where he’s been featured alongside the people behind Twitter, Dropbox, and Apple.

Tom is also the co-founder of HighSpeedLowDrag.org, a website devoted to helping veterans make the transition from military to business and entrepreneurship.

Tom is a West Point grad, Iraq War veteran, and spent his last year in the Army in a Special Forces Airborne unit where he got paid to jump out of helicopters.



Trevor Scott VeteranTrevor Scott is a Los Angeles-based actor who has appeared on television shows such as Criminal Minds (CBS), Enlisted (Fox), Days of Our Lives (NBC), The Young & The Restless (CBS), and General Hospital (ABC), and has had lead roles in the films Zulu 6, Book of Choices, and Texas Zombie Wars. He has appeared in numerous national commercials as well. Trevor recently was seen starring on stage in “Tracers,” directed by John Difusco and co-produced by Rogue Machine Theatre and USVAA. L.A. Weekly declared the play their “Pick of the Week,” singling out Trevor’s performance as “particularly compelling.” Trevor holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Loyola Marymount University and has also studied at Lesly Kahn, Margie Haber, and The Groundlings. In addition to his acting career, Trevor served five years in the 1-506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army, completing tours in both Ramadi, Iraq and Wardak Province, Afghanistan as an Infantry Sergeant.



Justin Sloan HeadshotJustin Sloan is a video game writer on such titles as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, as well as a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of such fiction books as Falls of Redemption and non-fiction as Military Veterans in Creative Careers. He studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing program and at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Professional Program in Screenwriting. Justin is also a co-host on the Self Publishing Answers podcast.

Justin was in the Marines for five years and has lived in Japan, Korea, and Italy. He currently lives with his amazing wife and children in the Bay Area, where he writes and enjoys life.




Help us launch the MVICC podcast!

MVICC podcast logoIf you’ve enjoyed my interviews  with Military Veterans…  our podcast officially launches this Wednesday, Veterans Day (MilitaryVeteransinCreativeCareers.com).

BUT what we’d like to ask your help with is this – we’re trying to hit new and noteworthy, so we’re going with two big pushes, and the first is through Thunderclap.

– Click on the link, then hit support on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, and what it will do is send social media messages from all of us on the 16th.
– We need to hit 100 supporters, so please join and share like crazy.
– Many of you #Veterans will likely be on the podcast if you haven’t been yet, so in a way you’re pre-supporting yourself!

If you’re not a veteran, you’ll still love the podcast! So help us spread the word, subscribe to the podcast, and leave us some reviews. We appreciate it.

And here’s the link (below). Thank you again!


And we’re doing it in two parts, so if you could also help us with this launch by supporting on HeadTalker.

New Podcast: Creative Writing Career

CWC Podcast Logo_v3If you’re anything like me, you love podcasts. But hey, even if you’ve never heard one, you at least have an interest in either writing or understanding a bit more about writers, right?

Lucky you, because we just launched the CREATIVE WRITING CAREER podcast!

So far, we’ve interviewed or have scheduled such folks as Elias Madias (Shadow of Mordor), Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), Matthew Ritter (Telltale Games, comics, and indie Games),  Jazon Denzel (Dragonmount.com and publishing with Tor), Will Wight (The Traveler’s Gate trilogy), Lee Jessup (Getting it Write, Screenwriting coach), and Linda Poitevin (Sins of Angels), and more.

Find it on iTunes or through your android podcast search. You can also find it at creativewritingcareer.simplecast.fm. Please remember to share and leave a review!

Hosts: Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson

Launch date: November 2, 2015


Lead Like a Marine Podcast: Justin Sloan

Episode-39Justin-Sloan Lead Like a MarineThis past week I was interviewed by a great former Marine, Frank Gustafson, for his One Bold Move dot com podcast, “Lead Like a Marine.” Frank and I talk about my transition from military life to becoming a writer, in ways that apply to every aspect of career transition.

If you are an aspiring writer this podcast is for you, and if you are a Marine or a man or woman in any of the armed services looking to transition, this podcast and the others by Frank are for you. Enjoy!

You can find my podcast interview at — http://oneboldmove.com/audios/justin-sloan


And if you would like to find my Creative Writing Career book or my novels, continue on to my Amazon author page.