Anna Todd {Wattpad Author to Novelist}

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Anna Todd Wattpad Writer Some days I think of how amazing it would be to write a book and, more than that, have it published. All of us have a story within us that is ready to be written. Whether its fiction or non-fiction, it would be dreamy for millions of people to read the words that we put to paper. Imagine if there were a place where you could digitally write a book. Wait for it…there is! Today, I’d like to introduce to you Anna Todd, her newest novel and the online writing source that enabled her to make it happen, Wattpad.

Anna Todd is a twenty-five year-old first-time writer who lives in Texas with her high school sweetheart.

Anna was a working Army wife who never thought she’d become an author. 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.

The wild success of After is seemingly a fairy tale story. Last year, Anna started writing the #AfterSaga series on her phone. In between appointments and errand running, Anna extended her story world beyond Wattpad to Instagram and Twitter to share photos, videos, songs and art created by readers. By 2014, her story had over 1 billion {yes, BILLION!} reads and more than 6 million comments!

Anna Todd wrote her novel entirely from her phone.

The After saga has been picked up for print and is being made into a four-book series by Simon & Schuster, with the first installment released in October of 2014. What’s more, Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to adapt the After story for the big screen.

Anna Todd Wattpad Writer

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. The British bad boy, Hardin Scott, inspired by One Direction singer Harry Styles.

You can purchase your copy of After at Barnes & Noble or for your E-reader.

Have you ever heard of Wattpad? I never heard of it until hearing of Anna Todd. Wattpad is an online storytelling experience that is mobile and social. Anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a story can do it on Wattpad. Share your stories with the world, just like Anna Todd!

About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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