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From Wattpat to Print! Anna Todd’s After #AfterSaga

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After cover

Anna never thought she’d be an author. In fact, between her husband’s three deployments to Iraq, she worked a number of odd jobs – from a makeup counter to the IRS processing center. It wasn’t until 2013 that Anna combined her love of reading and One Direction to create After on Wattpad, a free social reading and writing app.

Every few days, Anna used Wattpad to publish a new installment to her book. Anna Todd’s After—which she originally wrote entirely on her phone as a hobby—is now being turned into a four-book series by Simon & Schuster, with the first installment released in October 2014.

Her fanfic love story swelled to over 2,500 pages and has been viewed more than a billion times. Yes, billion with a ‘b!’ and has more than 6 million comments (and counting!) Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to adapt the After story for the big screen.

Anna Todd

The After Series tells the story of Tessa Young, an optimistic freshman at Washington State University, and the dark, troubled British bad boy who has stolen her heart. 

If you’re interested in purchasing the first installment of the After series, you can do so from Barnes & Noble or on your E-reader.

You can also connect with Anna Todd on Wattpad, Twitter or Instagram.

About Wattpad

Wattpad is the world’s largest community of readers and writers. It has connected over 40 million people around the world who share a love of reading and writing. Wattpad is a new storytelling experience that’s mobile and social.   Wattpad stories are free.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. I love that sites like WattPad allow people from all over the world to share their stories! It seems like a great way for new authors to break out.

  2. What a great concept. writing a book has to be overwhelming…but little by little, how that could be so fulfilling and then be so successful. Wow, 2500 pages and then movie rights? What a great site/app to be able to share. I have always loved writing and had never heard of this. who knew?

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