The Contact Page

Hi. John here. The best way to contact me depends upon the nature of your inquiry. So:

Questions about press and publicity should be directed to Elyse Marshall, whose email address is elyse.marshall((@))us.penguingroup.com, except obviously without the parentheses.

Questions about movie rights and other things that involve money should go to my agent, the lovely and tenacious Jodi Reamer at Writers House. Her email address is jreamer((@))writershouse.com.

The person to talk to about library visits and speaking engagements is Ashley Fontillas at the Penguin Speakers Bureau, who can be reached at Ashley.Fontillas((@))us.penguingroup.com. (It should be noted that I travel very rarely these days.) My speaker profile can be found here.

If you would like to purchase signed copies of my books, you can do so through the first great bookstore love of my life, The Book Cellar in Chicago. Email words(@)bookcellarinc.com and let them know the titles in which you are interested.

If you wish to send me something in the actual mail because you want to support the good men and women of the United States Postal Service, you are welcome to do so care of my publisher, Dutton Books for Young Readers, at 345 Hudson Street in the great city of New York, NY, zip code 10014. My P.O. Box is number 30152 in Indianapolis, IN 46230. However, please note that I do not reply to snail mail. There are no exceptions to this rule. I do not even reply to snail mail from my mom.

You can follow me on Twitter at @JohnGreen or like me on Facebook at JohnGreenFans. I also have a Tumblr and an Instagram at @JohnGreenWritesBooks

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vaishna ashok April 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

DEAREST JOHN GREEN,
THANK YOU and THANK YOU and THANK YOU…
Your characters Hazel and Augustus and Van Houten have spun the 14 years of my existence on earth…Your TRANSCENDING thoughts and your HONEST writing have literally traveled thousands of miles to a human who has never contemplated such deep convictions, until I fed on the words on the pages of your divine book. Never have so many salty tears escaped my eyes while reading, until your book .I HAVE TO ASK YOU THOUGH- IS THERE A TRAGEDY HERE AND IF THERE IS ,WHAT IS IT?What is the tragedy? That he died? Or was it LOVE? As much as I worship this book, I have to admit that while you created an infinity for Hazel and Gus, you created an IMPOSSIBILITY for me…YOU FILLED ME WITH THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF HOPING FOR A STORY LIKE THAT…The impossibility of an Augustus Waters…or two weird teenagers so wholly made to have their stars crossed …. You filled me with the love that I will never witness in this thing that we call world. I suppose that’s what means fulfillment for a writer. I won’t ask you about what happens to the PEOPLE you created for me, because I want to remember them the way they should be remembered…the way you created them…so THANK YOU FOR THE LITTLE INFINITY,JOHN GREEN…..
HONESTLY,
VAISHNA ASHOK

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Vivek May 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

I don’t know what to say
It’s just the best ques I’ve Eva seen been raised to any author gosh I think u read my mind n tht too in full terms I say this
Keen on discussing the novel more
Hoping for a quick reply
Signing off
VIVEK

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Patricia Valentine April 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Where to begin…? I just finished reading “Looking for Alaska” –
I noticed in the Reader’s Guide that you commented that this book “has inspired a lot of beautiful music.” Could you please name some? Since I listen almost exclusively to “the oldies,” I may not be familiar with such songs, but I would be interested in listening to some.
Btw, I grew up in Indianapolis, graduating from that labyrinth known as North Central High School. There were 1,147 students in my graduating class, so I know something about getting lost in the crowd…
I wish books like this had been assigned reading when I was living through Mrs. Wingfield’s 7th period English X class.
Thank you

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Leigh April 30, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Dear John Green,
Let’s start off with the fact that I have not read all of your books. However, I have read both Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. And to be quite honest, I believe that is all I need to read to be aware of your magnificent writing skills. Now, I know that you are probably very busy and won’t get the time to read this, but if you do, there are a couple things I would like for you to know.
For starters, your books have changed the way I look at some things. For example, I have realized that I should before grateful for the life I have and cherish friends and family. I have realized that pain can exist without love, but love cannot exist without pain. And I have realized more.
Also, your writing has inspired me. It has inspired me to live life to the fullest. To let those that I love know that I love them, because they can be gone in the blink of an eye. To not waste my life on regrets and desires because, in all honesty, I can’t always get what I want and life definitely will not go my way all the time.
Finally, thank you for writing your books. They have taught me a lot and have opened my eyes . This past year or so, my eyes have began to close (meaning I’ve started to forget about the meaning in life) and your writing, especially The Fault in Our Stars, has opened them for me again. And I will always be grateful to you for that, Mr. Green.
I hope that wherever you may be and whoever you may be with, you’ll be happy and content. I hope you have a good life and that your infinite will last. And once again, thank you.
Sincerely,
Leigh

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emma May 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Leigh that was the most heart touching letter

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Sarah Hyland For Alaska May 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

I just want to say i’m completely in love with you and totally think sarah hyland should play the role of Alaska in the movie. She’s just so perfect and flawless for the role anyone other than her would be a mistake.

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Dominique May 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

Please choose Sarah Hyland as alaska

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Olivia B. May 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Oh boy. I feel a bit hesitant to paste my email here, with all the comments already, but I don’t really know if there’s an email to contact that fits the “nature of [my] inquiry”. So I suppose I’ll put it here and hope it’s not swept away with the rest of them.
Hello there,
I’m contacting (or I’m trying to, anyways) you in regards to an assignment that I’m working on in school. It’s called the Expert Project, and its main focus is for us to reach out and try to find an expert that related to our projects. We’re supposed to ask for tips, tricks, and general advice about what we’re working on, and so I figured what better then to contact a writer seeing as I’m writing a play as my project. I’m seeking advice on character development, plot building, and just general ways to use words and interactions as a story teller. If you’re very confused about what I’m going on about, a post or two about the play can be found on my school blog, which I put as the website but also is here (oliviabrdg2020.blogspot.com) and it may give you a better idea about what I mean.
If you have anything at all to offer, I’d be definitely willing to read it and anything else you have to say.
If we’re being really honest I’d read your grocery list.
Thanks for you time,
Olivia B.

Ps. The grocery comment is sadly not sarcastic at this point of trying to contact well respected writers.

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irem May 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

Hi john, you really the same book under the green star is I’m going to tell I love. But if I may say so, in the end what happened to Hazel really. so why did you put the same on behalf of the book under the star count, I’d like to hear from you. would you mind what happened to Hazel? with love, irem heavy

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Wera May 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Hey John, you know when people say that some celebrity or something changed their life or kept them from killing themselves or something like that, even though they’re just overdramatizing the shit out of mere, somewhat, normal souls. Well I’m not gonna overdramatize, because then I would be a big, fat hypocrite, so I’m just gonna say that your books, kind of kept me from comitting suicide. But not for obvious reasons though, because I’m never obvious.

See, for about two or three years, I had a depression, until eleven days ago, when something just suddenly changed and the weight on my shoulder that held me down and the feeling of being meaningless and extremely tired of this suffering that’s called a life, dissapeared. Faded away like the person I hid behind my mask had. And do you know what I did just before that happened? I finished ‘Paper towns’. To clearify, it wasn’t the ‘happy ending’ of it that made a change, I have read a lot of books with happy endings. No, I could just say the reason straight out now, but you wouldn’t understand if I did that, so now I’m gonna explain from when the reason why I was reading the last chapter of ‘Paper towns’ that day.

I was walking home, when I suddenly felt kind of happy, but then I realized that even though I hadn’t felt happiness in a far too long time and I barely remembered how it felt, it wasn’t happiness I was feeling, no, it was bliss. Am I the only person that sees the difference in bliss and happiness? Probably. Anyhow, I wondered it for a while, before understanding why I was feeling blissful, for the first time in a long time, I had no worry in the world, because I wasn’t expecting to see another day of this world. I was ignorant to tomorrow and I realized that the saying “Ignorance is bliss” was true and I had lost the ignorance to the meaningless of our lives. Even though it was risky to live in ignorance, because one day the knowledge might dawn upon you and it might not only take the bliss away, it could also pop the bubble around the life you’ve been building up. Yes, even that fact in mind, I would do anything for that bliss, and I finally had it. But I knew the tomorrow would ruin it again. So I thought, what better way is there to die than in bliss? (Btw, the better way is to do it in peace, which I realized later) So when I got home, I started plotting my dearh and while I was searching for paper to write a suicide note on, when I remembered the book on the top of my nightstand, the one I had only a chapter left of. Why not just read it before going to sleep for good. And here’s where I reach the point. I had already seen the movie, (because I’m the kind of person that watches the movie before realizing that it’s actually based on a book and then reads the books) which by the way has a really sucky and meaningless ending in my opinion. So I thought the ending would be the same, but when I put down the book after the last word, it was like a kick in the stomach, one that didn’t hurt as much as it took the breath out of me. The ending wasn’t meaningless, it had a meaning, and it made me realize, that there were people that was the version that had no meaning, but there were also people that saw the version with meaning, like my family, who must’ve seen the latter version of me. So in the end, in some other’s eyes, I was meaningful, in some people’s eyes, the world was meaningful, in some people’s eyes, life, was meaningful.

So I’m still here and I can finally say that I’m okay without lying about it.

Thank you, John.

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radman May 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

this is probably the most beautiful fan letter I’ve ever seen. forgive me for crying.

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Tamara May 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Olá John,quero lhe dizer muito obrigado por fazer o livro ”A Culpa é das estrelas” confesso que vejo em Hazel uma inspiração sem igual,embora eu saiba que ela é apenas uma personagem posso ver uma força e um amor que poucos são capazes de sentir,eu realmente me sinto privilegiada por poder prestigiar uma obra com a sua,peço que continue mantendo a serenidade que há em seus livros,eu realmente fiquei sem palavras,o livro é uma metáfora em si,muito obrigado John por nos trazer o romance,o drama e um humor com um toque de sarcasmo,é mais que uma lição de vida,o livro me trouxe sensações que eu nunca imaginei sentir,são como misturas de emoções e é por isso que eu já li o livro mais de três vezes e ainda não me cansei…

Obrigado John,você é o meu herói literário…Um grande abraço de uma eterna fã brasileira.

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Daria K. May 3, 2016 at 5:38 am

It is so strange.
Forgive if there are many mistakes. I live in Russia, and awfully I know English therefore, I use Google the translator.
Though, I am sure that John Green doesn’t read it.
Yesterday I watched film of “Paper Towns”.
And I was very glad. Margo is too thoughtful for usual life as I. I awfully envy her. She is free. She drinks milkshake and reads books.
It magically.
And nevertheless I watched film of “The Fault In Our Stars”.
Ha, it is silly, but I have begun to envy the girl who has a cancer. Her life seemed to me better, than mine.
It is probable because she is too happy for the person who has a cancer.
My uncle has died of lung cancer.
When you have a cancer, you don’t wait for a miracle. miracle
it is life.
My uncle only waited when he dies.
He sat in the apartment, and read newspapers.
Also he smoked. For him it was no metaphor.
When he was told that he is sick, he has died morally.
Cigarettes couldn’t kill him, he was already dead.
But Ogastus was always live.
I think that Ogastus have written the letter to remain with Hazel forever.
We can die when we live and we can live when we die.
P.S.
I want to read each your book. It seems to me that you create small stories which change the world.

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Christopher "CChris " Rodrigues May 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

Hi John, early this evening , I watched for the second time the movie, The Fault in our Stars, with my precious daughter My princess MICHAELA SKY, age 16 ( March 13 her birthday ) its by daughter and my favourate movie. this time while I was watching the movie, it really hit me from a parent’s perspective, although I was watching this beautiful heartfelt love story of young love, my emotions sure was stuck in overdrive.
my beloved wife Wendy and I are bless with our precious MIRACLE baby girl who has a rare disability , due to being born 16 weeks premature. sadly we lost of ever so tiny baby boy , our prince *TYLER BLAKE * after 21 days of his very short life.
watching the movie :The Fault in ours Stars, sure did highlight to me , how much , my precious princess MICHAELA SKY has missed out growing up and especially now at high school , being felt invisible at her school. my wife and I are our precious princess’s full time care , Michaela Sky is totally dependable on her mum and dad to carry out every facet of her life.
our precious princess . ambition is to become a Journalist and a Novelist.
My baby girl writes beautifully, if you would ever get the time and chance , please email me at my email address and I will forward you out my princess’s beautiful writings , in her own words, thoughts and feeling. I type my princess’s beautiful words and thoughts .
LOVE your work .
CChris & MICHAELA SKY
Sydney. Australia

PS:
When the time allows , please check out my precious baby girl’s website
Littlemfoundation.com

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Natalia May 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Dear Mr Green,
I’m Natalia and I’m 14 years old.

Forgive if there are many mistakes. I live in Serbia, and awfully I know English therefore, I use Google the translator. Today I read The Fault in our stars .
Hazel and I are similar .I’m sick,but of anorexia. My doctor is also called Maria. I prefer to be alone in a room and read. Your writing has helped me . I have a few questions for You:1. What happened to Hazel ?2.
Is Peter von Houten wrote the second part of the Royal suffering?
P.C
I bought all of Your books and I plan to read them all .

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Demy Tang May 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

Hi John,

Really hope you answer this question. I am working on a novel, when is it a good time to start showing it to someone else for editing/publishing? It feels weird sometimes just working on it by myself. If anyone has comments on this I would greatly appreciate it.

Best,
Demy

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Sydney May 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Dear John,
Contrary to the start of this comment, this is not a break up letter. However, I do have a favor of sorts to ask of you. My friend and I are huge fans of your books (and YouTube channel, and basically anything you put your name on. You could write a haiku on a toilet paper roll and we would probably have in depth discussions about it). Anyways, his birthday is today (May 4th) and I ended up having this wonderful idea, although late: a birthday letter from the author of the books that began our best-friendship. So, if you could email me, that would be super (I wasn’t sure how to really contact you, and you “don’t respond to snail mail” so that kinda defeated the purpose) Not sure if you’ll see this, but if you do, it would mean the world to Matthew,and to me. Hope to hear from you soon!
Best regards, Sydney
(here’s my email, excuse the username I made when I was 10: slb4auburn@gmail.com)

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Leticia May 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hello John, my name is Leticia I’m 16 and I live in São Paulo (Brazil)
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful and amazing stories books, thank you for being awesome you are my hero!
You made me love reading books, because before I hated when I bought “the guilt and the Stars” And I fell in body and soul in reading your books, and you made me cry in the book, the movie trailer and movie, I loved passion for film, I love your books, you’re like my idol knows?
I really want you to continue writing such wonderful books with perfect stories as “guilt and the stars” and “Paper Towns” I really want that “who you and Alaska?” becomes a movie, and a perfect story of love boy girl and just right, incredible as it goes in search of his Great Perhaps and find a girl for which falls.

Well I’m expecting much a new book of his, I really want to continue reading their stories because they are incredible and all love, I’m a big fan of yours John hope soon to layoff some fans
A big kiss from Brazil, we feel their lack
Come back any day and come to Sao Paulo

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Chris May 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

DEAR JOHN GREEN
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME STUDY FOR MY AP US HISTORY EXAM IT WENT VERY WELL AND WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS GAVE ME A LOT OF CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE TEST

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Dori May 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

Hi John Green,

Im Dori, I’m 16 and I am a foreign exchange student from the US living in Ireland.

This year marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a rebellion led by the Cummann na mBan, Irish Agricultural Army and the Irish Volunteer Force. This event inspired the Irish people to fight for their independence and I would like to know more. One of the main ways we studied history last year was by watching Crash Course videos and I was wondering if it would be possible for you to make one on the 1916 Rising or just Irish history in general. I understand that this is probably impossible, but given the importance of this event for the Irish Republic and the year I feel that it would be beneficial.

If you read this thanks for the consideration and thanks for helping me get an A in history last year

Dori

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Lucy Pretty May 8, 2016 at 5:42 am

Hello, I’m Lucy, 17-years-old.

I have struck a slight problem whilst trying to contact you as the nature of my email does not in any way fit the email addresses provided and in fact is a very private letter that I wish that you would take the time to read. I understand that you get many of these comments and letters but there are a few things that you must know about what you have done for me over the past few years.

I would sincerely like to thank you for getting me through the toughest times in my life. I and not only a fan pf you and your work but I hold a deep appreciation for the person that you are. There are many things that I would like to say to you but I feel as if they should not be shared in a comment and that they should be kept private.

I have taken a few months out of my life to construct a letter that holds great detail in my appreciation for you and the ways in which you have completely changed and saved my life.

I have no idea on how I am supposed to get this to you as you do not reply to snail mail and then I would never know that you have received it and read its content.

If you could please reply to this comment or send me an email of response so that I can get you this very important letter that would e greatly appreciated but I do understand that that is nott always possible. I am just grateful that you took the time to read this if you did.

Yours sincerely,

Lucy

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Mathilde May 8, 2016 at 8:32 am

Dear Mr. Green,
I already apologize for my english, I am not an English person, I am a french teenager. I didn’t really understand if you, finally, read your emails and if you can answer us. I admire your style, and sorry because, I’m sure that I am not the first one to say you that compliment. I hope one day, have your courage to show what I made of. I love writing but I don’t know if I have the skills. Can discuss with people who ask advices or questions about your books, it sounds magic, because they search to know you of another way that the impression that you give physically. I’m sure that there is, a part of the person in the book she writes. And people want to know you by different circumstances. I ask me what is the thing that push you to write. If I understood, you don’t answer to your fans (or not) who compliment you; what a shame! I thought that, after what you wrote about Peter Van Houten you do the thing differently… This is a way to make people happy. Otherwise, I want you to congratulate to your own success, personal success, I don’t speak about money but of your style and your profound word, I am happy for you and I hope see you later, in an unknown future.
All my congratulations,
Mathilde

PS: I recognized you in “The fault in our stars” movie as the father of a curious little girl.

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Jacob Bissett May 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

My name is Jacob Bissett from Random Dads podcasts and I am messaging you to see if you would like to do a short interview to talk about fatherhood and what it means to you and some tricks of the trade that you have come to learn.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Jacob Bissett
1-440-261-8705
jacobbissett@me.com

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Nathalie Koch May 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Dear Mister Green,
I am a Young German Girl, so I am sorry if there are mistakes (there will be mistakes). I just want to say that your books are great, especially The Fault In Our Stars an Paper Towns. I bought it, I read it, an now I know what to say. To read the books was like to do an experience. Yes. If I read Paper Towns, I felt I where in this car with Quentin, Radar, Ben and Lacey (thats the German names. I dont know if These are the original names) and looking for Margo togheter with my best friends. Or in The Fault In Our Stars, I´ve cried, I´ve laughing and felt like Hazel. Thank you for writing These books.

With best wishes, Nathalie, your Young, german fan.

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Chloe Wilson May 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Dear John Green or someone with whom he works with,
My name is Chloe Wilson and like many people I adore your books. You have most probably heard that sentence a thousand times yet I’m sure you smile every time you hear it again. The Fault in our Stars is by all time my favorite book I love everything about it ranging from a single word to the front cover (I’ve got the black front cover not the blue one) and I’m obsessed. I have been showing my love of your work everywhere including at school since I am constantly reading your book and my bag even has a quote on it (Okay?Okay.).

I love the relationship between Peter and Hazel at the beginning of the book and to be fair An Imperial Affliction sounds like an amazing book and I want to read it although it is just a book within a book. You may not read this but I would like to thank you.

You are the first person to ever create a character with virtually the same personality as mine (fortunately I don’t have cancer though). Hazel almost exactly represents me and I am forever thankful for that and for being the only author not to write a cheesy love novel/ depressing cancer story.

I am eternally grateful and would like to say that you are a brilliant author. Quotes from both you and your books are amazing! You are so thoughtful and you show that in your books. I am never disappointed in even a word in your books and I don’t have any reason to be.

Yours most sincerely,
Chloe C J Wilson.
(13 UK)

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Sally Mulloy May 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Hi there!

‘Just finished Paper Towns and ordered Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines from Amazon. Yes! I am a brand new believer, and an old lady who did really enjoy the antics of the young. I DID have to ask about some of your slang but I GOT IT NOW!! Thanks.

Sally

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Sunmeet May 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm

I won’t ask you about hazel or gus or any other character otf the book…it was simply perfect the way it is…”complete in its incompleteness”

I just wanted to know that will you write sequel/sequels of the fault in our star.? It will be like the dream series for us (all of your admirers of your work)

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Maggie May 11, 2016 at 12:48 am

Dear John Green,

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Maggie May 11, 2016 at 1:03 am

I didn’t mean to press enter on that one. I just wanted to express my appreciation for your existence. I’m 16 years old and I live in California and I have heard a lot about your books, which of course have been turned into movies. However, I am most familiar with your series on youtube. Crash Course World History has been a huge help in my AP classroom, a ton of laughs at home, and more importantly, opened my eyes to the obvious connection between the history of the world and my specific life. Your words are inspirational, and your knowledge is vast. I can’t thank you enough for the wisdom I believe I am gaining from your teachings. Finally, I have read some of the above comments and I truly believe that you are changing lives of people around the world every day. Thank you John Green!

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this website May 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm

They invariably encouraged me to use my imagination. You
can read more of John’s articles on his blog at or contact
him direct at john@pems. If you have a properly constructed image in your email,
5-10 times more people will click on the link and view your video.

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Brooke May 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

May 11 , 2016

Dear John Green
I love all your books but especially Paper Towns. I always wonder how you write all your amazing books and where you get your ideas from. I admire you from how you make your books so interesting and I love the romance books. You are great at those! I relate to many of your books. For example, in the Fault In Our Stars, i can feel how she felt when she lost the love of her life because I felt the same when my great grandpa died. I hope to read many more of your AMAZING books! I want to read all of them ;)

Your biggest fan, Brooke Bull :)

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redbeetlove May 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

Many months ago out of boredom of my husbands and my well stocked bookshelves, I went to my teenage daughters and found “Paper Towns.” Eureka! Then moved on to “Looking for Alaska” and have kept going thru your writings and watched both movies. Just finished your section of “Let it Snow” and fear I may go into a deep depression should I not see another JG novel awaiting me some time soon. . .
Much appreciation for sharing the amazing gift of your writing.

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Sam May 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Querido John Green:
Soy una joven mexicana aspirante a escritora que ha releído muchas veces su novela Bajo La Misma Estrella, que definitivamente ha marcado mi vida.

Gracias, gracias, gracias, gracias.

Con admiración,
Sam.

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Desire May 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Dear John Green: You Should Make A sequel of paper Towns because the book is really a masterpiece and a sequel of the movie

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Anonymous May 17, 2016 at 6:24 am

OK.
I have to give it to you, you’re an awesome writer. I don’t know how to put this and I doubt you’ll understand or even bother to coz I’ve committed a lot of stupidity and put others through hell for me. When I saw one of my friends reading “The Fault In Our Stars”, I thought it was another idiotic romance novel.
I’ve had enough of that _____ to last me a lifetime, so I scorn it. I do.
But something about your book reminds me of the actual not-so-perfect world and well, unlike the other flimsy books, does leave an impact. And for the first time in my life, I’m thanking someone-you. Because you showed me not all romance has to be ___________.
Thanks,
Somebody with a capital S :)

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daiane chagas May 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

oi John gostaria de saber se cidades de papel poderia ter uma segunda parte tanto o livro quanto o filme

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Peter May 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

Dear John Green,
Finally I have finished watching your crash course in world history, my first MOOC. It’s taken a while because as a retired person in my 60s I don’t have much free time. It was most interesting and entertaining. I was sceptical about the presentation style when I started episode 1 but it immediately grew on me and I’m a convert. You and your team succeeded in being awesome. Thank you.

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Izzy May 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm

I really appreciate the effort put forward by you, your team and countless others that shall continue to go nameless though their efforts may be priceless so I would like to ask a question. Would you make a short series anywhere from one quick video to whatever, five maybe, about the creative writing process? When people ask for tips for writing novels people reply with read and watch the style to develope your own. Simple enough but what we want is the nitty gritty, is music helpful in the background or not? Pants writer or not, what’s the difference? Where should I write the library or a park, in between classes or with a scheduled time at home? Paper vs computer? I think you get what I mean. As a high school student aspiring to write more than journal entries and short stories, I feel inclined to ask for your help. Finishing a book, how you did it and why? I always start one, get a few chapters in and feel that I can’t press on for one reason or another. So, what am I to do?

P.S. I suppose this goes without showing however I will anyways, I love your work and it will continue to inspire me as I trudge through one writing block to another. You truly are an inspiring human being with more to you than the social facade needed to appease the public. Thank you.

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Willy May 20, 2016 at 12:55 am

Dear Mr. Green,

You are one of my favorite authors that is still alive. I say this because it is crazy how much literature we read in class that has been written by authors who have perished long ago, it sometimes becomes mystifying and repetitive, almost as if the authors we read are these people who write these books and then are done with their lives. We glorify these genius men and women, who sometimes deserve it and sometimes do not, we analyze what their intentions were and why certain characters did certain things in moments of the books but we never can receive an answer, because, well those people are dead. But you (obviously) are not dead and very much alive. So I thought it would be interesting to ask you a few questions, since I am fortunate enough to be able to. I know, of course, that you will probably never see this, after all I’m just some 17 year old kid who lacks any unique quality about him that would drive you to somehow reply to this, but still I must ask. Maybe this is just a form of therapy for myself, anyhow, I am on a tangent. Back to my questions Mr. Green.

1. Is it noble to pursue something you know you cannot obtain?
2. What role do stories have in our current society? (if any)
3. Do you believe that English, and more broadly Literature, is something that is worth investing our time into?

If you ever see these, well I hope you are having a good day Mr. Green, and if not, well…I guess it doesn’t matter what I say here because that will mean you wont be reading what I am currently typing.

Thank you.

Willy.

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Marlo Ayala May 20, 2016 at 10:17 am

Up And Down
Depression is a side effect of dying,
Cancer is also a side effect of dying.

Doctor Jim recommended joining support group,
I refused to go; I went to support my family,
I was standing with my Chuck Taylors edge
Of the oxygen tank ball.
Then Augustus waters reach a pack of cigarettes.
He said turning to me. The cigarette dangled unlit from the unsmiling corner of his mouth.

I suspect cancer perk.
Sleep fights cancer I said.
Mom, sleep, cancer, fighting.
Worry is yet another side effect of dying.

I knocked. Gus dad answered.
Hazel Grace he said.
Gus said “How are you Hazel?”
“I’m okay”
Okay he said. I gotta go to sleep.
Okay I said.
Maybe okay will be our always.

I screamed to wake up my parents, but there was nothing they
Can do to dim the super novae exploding in my brain.
But just like always, I didn’t slip away.
I was left on the shore with waves washing over me, unable to drown.
I woke up, mom and dad told me I didn’t had a brain tumor,
My headache was caused by poor oxygen, caused my lungs swimming in fluid,
A litter and a half.

Hazel Grace, do you have four dollars?
Um, I said. Yes?
Gus flipped open the egg carton, tossed it, missing the car.
A little to the left, Gus said.
My throw was a little to the left or I need to aim a little to the left.

Do you think you guys will stay together if I die?
Yes, of course.
I just don’t want to ruin your life or anything.

I got letter from Augustus dad.
Augustus said that I was beautiful, funny, and said that he loves me.
I do, Augustus.
I do.

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Dario May 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

John. I’m happy to see that you are supporting Sanders on the feelthebern.org site. However, your quick and snappy review of the history of Israel/Palestine leaves much to be desired. First off, you fail to mention that the Jews accepted the UN partition plan, while the Arabs did not, thereby leading to the first war. Kind of an important point, don’t you think? Meanwhile, Jordan, a foreign power, illegally occupied the West Bank which was supposed to be part of the Palestinian State according to the partition plan. Jordan did not encourage or even address a Palestinian state on this occupied property. During the 50s and 60s approximately 700,000 jewish refugees were evicted, without there property of savings from Arab countries. You failed to mentioned that UN Resolution 242 was accepted by Israel and most Arab states yet was rejected by the PLO. Kind of important, right John. Hamas is a terrorist organization which does not negotiate with Israel and states in its constitution that Israel should not exist, period. Israel withdrew from Gaza and since then Israel has been under constant attack, while Gazans are subjected to brutal sharia law jihadist government.

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angela boone May 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

My favorite book is The Fault In Our Stars it is like my 2nd Bible
and i thisis awesome~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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angela boone May 20, 2016 at 3:07 pm
mckenzy May 20, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Dear john green,
i understand that you may be too busy to read this but i just wanted to say thank you for writing your books,they are amazing and so meaningful to me especially papertowns.In 3 weeks i will will be visiting Agloe and it makes me feel so gratefull that i have the opportunity to be able to do that. i have never came accross an author that hase wrote such good books that make me feel special. I really hope you continue writing these books because its like i am reading in my little own world and their is nothing that can worry me. So once again thank you.
yours sincerly mckenzy xx

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kelen May 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Ola Senhor Green,Queria lhe Dizer Que Amei O Livro
A Culpa é Das Estrelas! É Muito Emocionante Gostaria de Fazer Algumas Perguntas , se o senhor puder me responder Agradeço desde ja!
Atenciosamente. Kelen Ferreira

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SHIRSA SEN May 21, 2016 at 7:19 am

Hi! I love THE FAULT IN OUR STARS & PAPER TOWNS…To say the truth,they didn’t make me cry or anything like that , but they push me up whenever I m frustrated .However I just wanted to inform you that the METAPHOR thing in your book has actually worked for me a lot and….I too have some questions about the future of the story-The Fault In Our Stars.I often imagine or maybe dream myself as someone watching all of them.I’ll be looking forward to get my answers , soon.
Thanking You ,
SHIRSA SEN.

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Thamer May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Hey Mr.Green l am a big fan of your book the fault in our starts I really read the book over 5 times and had watched the movie over 6 times I send this E-mail just to thank you for what you gave to me. you really changed my thoughts about everything you made me a better person, and a better writer you just inspired me to work on myself and try the best I could to be an amazing writer. hope you have a good day and a wonderful life …..

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Isabella Perez May 21, 2016 at 10:02 pm

John Green, I have read Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. I very much enjoyed both of the books. Because of Hazel and Augustus asking Peter Van Houten about after the book, I feel the need to do the same about The Fault in Our Stars. That being said, I would like to know how long Hazel live after Augustus’s death. I you would be so kind and answer my one question, I would deeply appreciate it. Thank you for the amazing books.

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Jessica May 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

John Green you are a genius. You have a way with words. I love your books and I’m only 11 years old

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danielle May 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

dear mr jhon green,
i really love all your books but especially papertowns because leaves me felling in a really happy way but anyways all i wanted to say was that i really hope nthta u will write another sequel to papertowns please
yours sincerly danielle.

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pamla May 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

mr green,hi so i know thatr you will propably get like a thousand of these messages everyday but i really hope you take the time out of your extremily busy life and be able to read this but in the fault in our stars hazel has questions about her faviourite book “an imperial affliction” and so do i i have questions about papertowns and the fault in our stars.in papertowns i would like to know what happens in more detail in margos life and what quentins life is like when he is 30 and as for the fault in our stars i wonder what happens in hazels life later on and if peter van houton ever trys to get in touch with her again and give her some proper answers about an imperial affliction and if she is ever clear of cancer or if it kills her and thats it really thank you

yours sincerly mckenzy

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Virginia May 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

Dear John Green,
at first: I LOVE YOU BOOK “The Fault in our stars”!!!!! “Papertowns” is so great too! Augustus and Hazel are soooo cute and sweet! But… the end. 1. When Augustus want to hear the grave speeches and at Hazels Part, i cry! And than… 2. Augustus dies! WHY?! I have cried so much!!!! But its the best Lovestory I ever read and watch! Great job! THX so much for this book! Please write my back, you have my e-mail adress. Thank you in advance!
Love, your “The fault in our Stars”-Lover, Virginia

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Siya May 24, 2016 at 7:32 am

Hello John Green! Though I want to speak a thousand words, I am speechless. I know what I want to say but don’t know how to say it. Your books are really genius. “The fault in our stars” is the best book ever. Even Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson, An abundance of Katherines. Your words are always touching and connect to the readers in a special way. Thanks a lot!

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Ramisa Monami May 25, 2016 at 1:30 am

Dear Mr. John Green,
I write to thank you for writing the most beautiful piece of literature I’ve had the pleasure to love.
Now, do not misinterpret. I do not
claim that you are the greatest writer, because unfortunately so you are not. More thoughtful and immaculate works of literature has been created and shall go on to be created.
Having stated that, “The fault in our stars” is the literary love of my life.
And I am not one to use the term “Love” lightly. I do not love your book the way zealous sophomore girls “Just loove” their best friend’s new haircut. Neither do I have a materialistic obsession with the matter of your book. But my love for the aforementioned book is similar to my love for the sound of raindrops on a corrugated tin roof. Or the sensation I get while staring relentlessly at the coconut tree behind my house. I cannot possibly define the unadulterated pleasure of melancholy these events provide me. And to find a book I can reach anytime of any hour able to provide this mesmerizing sensation over and over again truly leaves me gratified.
Thank You.

Yours ever
Ramisa Monami
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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