Stacey Abrams has three novels reissued
By Chester Starks
Stacey Abrams has three romance novels being reissued. The novels were written almost 20 years ago under a pen name, Selena Montgomery. NPR states that the three novels Berkely has acquired were out of print. Her other novels have been republished prior to the acquisition by the Penguin Random House imprint.
This announcement was made three months after she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The novelist is also a well-known political figure. As a graduate of Spelman College and an award-winning Yale Law Alumni, she became the first woman to lead any major party in the Georgia General Assembly. She also became the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives for Georgia.
Abrams also ran for governor in the state of Georgia. She lost in a close election. The election results were so controversial that Abrams sparked a movement to protect the voting rights of disenfranchised citizens in Georgia. She now leads the Fair Fight movement in Georgia.
Abrams has been publishing books with her pen name as well as her real name. Her romance novels bear her pen name Selena Montgomery. Her legal and political books are credited to her real name. Abrams has written “Our Time is Now” in 2020 and “Lead from the Outside” in 2019.
Stacey Abrams retweeted the news about her novels from Berkley Romance, who is the company reissuing the books. AP stated that “Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion” will be published in 2022.
— berkleyromance (@BerkleyRomance) May 4, 2021
“As my first novels, they remain incredibly special to me,” Abrams, 47, said in a statement. The characters and their adventures are what I’d wished to read as a young Black woman — stories that showcase women of color as nuanced, determined, and exciting. As Selena and as Stacey, I am proud to be a part of the romance writing community and excited that Berkley is reintroducing these stories for new readers and faithful fans.”