What is the correct way to punctuate the authors names and their story titles when writing about literature?

Titles of full works like books or newspapers should be italicized. Titles of short works like poems, articles, short stories, or chapters should be put in quotation marks. Titles of books that form a larger body of work may be put in quotation marks if the name of the book series is italicized.

Should the author name be italicized?

No, you never italicize the name of the author, and you only italicize the title of the work if it is a book. If you are referring to a short story you put the title of the story in quotes.

How do you write a good title in APA format?

Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. The title should be centered and written in boldface. APA recommends that your title be focused and succinct and that it should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose. Your title may take up one or two lines.