One area of APA style that I get a lot of questions about is where the citation information goes when you're quoting. Let's look at some different ways that it can be placed when using in-line (as opposed to block) quotes:
In the signal phrase and after the quote:
Note that each of these is correct; you can see similar examples on APA, p. 171.
Looking at these examples, you'll notice that the author and date information stays together; it can go before or after a quote, depending on how that quote is introduced and integrated into the sentence. What you should avoid is separating the date information from the author – after all, it's not just who wrote it that matters, but also when they wrote it. In most cases, your reader will benefit from your using a signal phrase to help explain why you are giving this quote, e.g.,