This article was good news. I work in school publishing, focusing on trade-style books for older, struggling readers.
Also because I want to write for this market!
Briefly: Just finished Priscilla Galloway's The Courtesan's Daughter. If I was still teaching Western Civ in high school, I might assign it. I'm depressed, though. She's won several awards, but written only a few novels, and adapted another. She spent five years writing this, and is a grandparent. Also, I got the book for $1 or so at a library sale. It's marked "DISCARD" in the ifc. This brings up issues for me... especially since it's a well-written historical novel with a likeable, and admirable, teen female protagonist.
Not sure how late I want to stay up writing, tonight. Maybe I'll read comics. (Just got Mihara Matsukazu's The Embalmer...)