Berkley, a publisher of Penguin Random House, said on Tuesday it had acquired the rights to 3 print novels from Democratic activist Stacey Abrams and started republishing them in 2022.
The former Progressive Democratic candidate who lost Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election began writing romance novels before running for office. Under the pen name Selena Montgomery, Abrams wrote the three books to be reissued, “Rules of Engagement”, “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion”, in the early 2000s.
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Abrams, 47, expressed her excitement about the announcement and released a statement in which she culturally related the books to herself in her youth.
“As my first novels, they remain incredibly special to me. The characters and their adventures are what I wanted to read as a young black woman – stories that present women of color as nuanced, determined and exciting, ”she said. “As Selena and as Stacey, I am proud to be a part of the romantic writing community and delighted that Berkley is reintroducing these stories for new readers and loyal fans. “
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Abrams wrote a total of 8 romance novels, all of which were featured on Oprah Wynfrey’s ‘Oprah Daily’ website in 2020 as part of an article acknowledging the left-wing activist for her work. by helping Democrats get out of voting in Georgia.
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Abrams is being considered a potential Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 2022 gubernatorial election, but has yet to announce her decision on whether or not to run.