Paul Hughan, a Melbourne musician, also made his first sale to us. I read his submission on the recommendation of Simon Petrie, a writer, editor and scientist whose opinion I respect.
Michelle Goldsmith and Anthony Panegyres have both zoomed ahead in their writing careers since selling me their second stories.
I admit I got the idea for this series when discovering, quite by accident, that another first sale person had recently had a story in Analog! We're talking about the world's top hard SF magazine. It is good to hear about because the ASIM story needed just a touch of correction in the physics, but that was a first sale, after all. Unfortunately I didn't hear from him when I invited him to do a post here, but no matter. I'm proud anyway, and feel just a bit smug - I can choose them!
I will be starting tomorrow with Stephanie Herman, author of "First Strike".