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The After Series: A Wattpad Success Story
The After series is written by romance author, Anna Todd. When Todd became obsessed with the boy band, One Direction, she started writing fan fiction short stories on her iPhone and posting them on Instagram.
As they gained popularity, a follower told her about the platform, Wattpad, where Todd began writing and posting one chapter at a time.
Without any prior outlining or story planning, the After series grew to be a 100-chapter story and a true Wattpad sensation.
Since her first post in April 2013, the After series has accumulated over 2 billion reads on Wattpad and there doesn’t appear to be any stopping in sight.
Not bad for an army wife who just started writing on her phone!
Given the huge reception and success of her story on Wattpad, Todd’s work was picked up by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster publishing.
The story was turned into an edited, five-book series of New York Times bestselling novels though the original version is still available on Wattpad if you want to check it out there.
From After Series to Publishing
Todd has not stopped since publishing the After series.
In 2019 she founded her own media company, Frayed Pages Media. Then in 2021, she joined forces with Wattpad and created the publishing imprint Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books.
Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books will publish all of Anna Todd’s new work, including three new titles in 2022 so be on the lookout.
I love that Todd is also using her platform to help other authors as the imprint will be publishing books by established and emerging writers of fiction.
After Series Graphic Novels
Anna Todd is also capitalizing on another publishing trend and that is graphic novels.
After: The Graphic Novel was published in May 2022, and is the first publication by Todd’s imprint company collaboration, Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books.
This graphic novel is the first in a multi-title collection that will present the entire After series as romance graphic novels.
The After Series Movies
Anna Todd’s work hasn’t stopped at just writing and publishing. She is also a producer and screenwriter for the After series movies!
In case you didn’t know, the first four books in the After series have been made into movies, with the latest dropping in 2022.
After, released in 2019, was even voted Best Drama Movie of 2019 in the People’s Choice Awards!
Watch them on Amazon Prime and keep an eye out for when they are on Netflix.
But fans can get excited because a fifth movie, based on the last novel in the After series, Before, is in the works!
This finale to the movie series will be titled After Everything.
Filming has wrapped on this movie however no news has been shared regarding a release date but you can anticipate a possible 2023 release.
This film will be loosely based on Before, which is a prequel to the After series, where we learn more about Hardin before he met Tessa.
Because it is a prequel, be prepared for a new actor to play the younger Hardin but Hero and Josephine will be in it.
After Series in Order:
- After (October 2014)
- After We Collided (November 2014)
- After We Fell (December 2014)
- After Ever Happy (February 2015)
- Before (December 2015)
After Series Graphic Novels:
- AFTER: The Graphic Novel (May 2022)
After Books in Order with Publisher Summaries:
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room.
Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies.
He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work.
She knew he could be cruel, but when a staggering revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.
Hardin will always be…Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior, or has he been a stranger all along?
She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.
Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.
Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change…for love?
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Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes.
Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.
Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family.
The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.
Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life.
This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama?
Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be…the end?
It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger.
But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s impenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?
As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other.
Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for.
Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.
But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away.
Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?
BEFORE Hardin met Tessa he was a raging storm. DURING those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. AFTER they got together, the world would never be the same.
Hardin and Tessa’s dramatic love affair became a vortex pulling in everyone around them.
For the first time these others are given voice as they appear before, during, and after the events in original After novels.
Alongside them, Hardin’s account of his first encounters with Tessa—which will change what you thought you knew about the brooding boy and the angel who loved him.
Anna Todd’s original story comes to life with breathtaking illustrations by Pablo Andres. Featuring 12 pages of behind-the-scenes and character profile bonus content.
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother determined to keep her on course.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin, with his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos. Good looking, confident . . . and rather rude, even a bit cruel.
For all his attitude and insults, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room.
Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her, making excuses and disappearing, again and again. He’ll turn away, yet every time when she pushes back, he’ll only pull her in deeper.
Despite the reckless way Hardin treats her, Tessa is drawn to his vulnerability, determined to unmask the real Hardin beneath all the lies.
A good girl . . . a bad boy . . . something undeniable . . . and everything AFTER.
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