Anna Renee Todd (born March 20, 1989) is an American author known for the new adult romance series After, which she started publishing on the social storytelling platform Wattpad in 2013. The print edition was published in 2014 and has been translated into a number of languages. A film by the same name was released in April 2019. Todd's writing was inspired by the music and fandom of One Direction, and the singer Harry Styles is one of the protagonists in her series, under the name Hardin Scott. She started by writing stories on her phone with the Wattpad app in 2013, publishing a chapter almost daily for over a year.