But its an even more interesting story about how this author "broke" into the business and got his first book published. Starting from nowhere, he was bound and determined to make his way into the business and he worked it from all angles. He networked with the agents, he started his own online scifi magazine, and he wrote a lot of letters. Some of his notes on getting published are here. Of course the journey is not over. He's already got a sequel written, but being a first time author, Tor isn't about to go wild rushing another book out. Instead he's still in the Land of Waitandsee. Still his attitude is pretty good:
Bottom line: Waitandsee sucks. If you've been there, then you know what I'm talking about. If you've never been there, then you're not missing a thing. And if you're stuck there now, well, at least you know you're not alone.[ref]
While you're there, though, why not buy my book - just to have something to read?