Anna Todd, a 25-year-old first-time writer, posted her story, After, in 300 daily installments on online writing forum Wattpad, ultimately amassing more than 800million reads
Anna first started writing the stories about a sheltered 18-year-old named Tessa about a year ago. 'I didn't think anything would come of it,' Anna told Sugarscape. 'It was just for fun!'
Now, not only has she landed the three-volume book deal, the first of which is set to be published in November, but the rights to a movie version have also reportedly been snapped up.