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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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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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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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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