She never thought she’d be an author but 25 year old Anna Todd, a military spouse who married her high school sweetheart, published the first installment of her novel, After, in October 2014 through Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Anna Todd used Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, to write After. It has connected over 40 million people around the world who share a love of reading and writing. It makes writing, reading, and sharing stories mobile and social and best of all FREE! Anyone can share an idea, a concept, or write a story one chapter at a time with millions of readers around the world.
Writing the majority of After from her mobile phone while in and out of appointments and running errands, Anna extended the After story world beyond Wattpad, a free social reading and writing app, using Instagram and Twitter to share photos, videos, songs, and art created by readers. By 2014, Anna’s story had over 1 billion reads and more than 6 million comments and the print edition is available in 26 countries.
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. You can purchase After from Barnes & Noble and for e-readers.
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I participated in the After by Anna Todd blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.