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((@)), 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((@))

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((@)) (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(@) 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 @RealJohnGreen or like me on Facebook at JohnGreenFans. I also have a Tumblr and an Instagram at @JohnGreenWritesBooks

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Bob November 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

1) I wonder if you read all of these posts…
2) I wonder if you have time to respond to them. (You seem like an impossibly busy guy.)
3) An interesting set of coincidences…
a) I grew up in Western Montana, having attended grade school in Missoula.
b) I go to Indianapolis every year with my nephew. (August timeframe, you understand) ;)
c) I live in South Dakota. (which brings me to the reason I’m compelled to leave this post)

I would like to know where Holen is located, or at least what map you found it on. If it happens to be anywhere within a 2 hour drive of Brookings, I’d probably go visit that non-existent place, just to say I’ve been there.

Anyway, I hope you reply.



AJARA November 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

P.S. Do not pay attention to my mistakes if they are … because I just started learning English

Want to share your opinion about the book “THE FAULT FAULT IN OUR STARS”
I read it before watching movie. For me, this is not just a book (and the movie), it teaches a lot, changing views on the world , despite to the “death” diagnosis, you can live a magnificent life.
Yes, for some it is the next snotty film without any sense, but not for me.
This film and book…we need to understand, to feel, to live this, though not a long story, but with them. Well, because not everyone is able to understand how hard to live with “death” diagnosis and how painful to lose a close person
And let’s even a fictional story, but still, when you’re reading a book or watching a movie, as if you was immersed in another world, in world of thought and feelings
Thank you, John Green, for this small, but infinitely story
-Now John Green can forget about the “forgotten” because it is not his fear anymore

This story helped me to understand more deeply about the cancer and the people who suffer from it. I had a similar story, my childhood friend also suffered from osteosarcoma like Augustus and she does not have one foot and doctors wants to get rid of second foot. I stopped talking to her because I was scared when i saw her in this condition, I was ten years old. Now I really regret it. I did not even thinkas how i hurt her.
After reading I remember her…

And besides, the author describes the feelings Hazel so that my mom came on my roar and asked:
- What happened?
Ended up that my mother read the book and was walking for a long time at home, accusing John Green.

JOHN GREEN my new idol, I found him very interesting and smart person. I’d love to meet and talk with him, but unfortunately this is not possible… so want him to reply


Dominika (from SK) November 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

Dear John.I am from Slovakia..small country in Europe.I have som questions for you can U write me on my facebook page? Dominika štefančíková (here is it) thank you :)


Guilherme November 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Ola John Green Adorei Seu Livros Filme Sou fa De vc Adorei os filme a culpa e das estrela chorei gostaria de conhecer Voce




Heather November 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Loved your book the fault in our stars. Will you be writing a sequal?


Sara November 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Hi John (or whoever reads this for him),

I have been given an assignment for my English Class to do a “Graphic Documentary” (a text version of a documentary film).The catch on the assignment is to choose a person who has influenced the world with what they have done. I chose to do the assignment on how you wrote TFIOS and how it has changed the world in the greatest way possible. My English teacher said its most likely a “don’t do” subject because it hasn’t been able to leave its “full” legacy on the world yet, although I completely disagree. Doubt is just another reason to try harder, right? I was wondering if you could respond (if possible), so I could ask a couple questions about the book (writing process and the story behind it) to you.

Thanks so much! :) Nerdfighters for the win, always!


DK November 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I am a mother of two young men (20 & 17) and I am thankful for your contributions to their world. Your books and movies have been inspiring, relevant and thought provoking. I love that my sons routinely watch your site and learn while laughing. I have personally read “Looking for Alaska” and “The Fault in our Stars”. I am a former teacher who still works within the world of education and I treasure books that transport young minds into the challenges and rewards that life holds in store for us all. I think you are a brilliant writer and a leader for young people to learn so much from. Thank you for your willingness to share your gifts with us all.


andi November 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

lei bajo la misma estrella en enero y vi la película en Junio , y en todo este tiempo pienso que fue como “un dolor imperial” porque esta el final abierto , no se sabe que paso con hazel como tampoco se sabe que paso con anna.
Que paso con los padres de gus & otros personajes! :o


Maria Raissa Alexandre de Almeida November 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

hi! I am a Brazilian fan in love with every word you write. It is indescribable the feelings that arise within me when I read his books – I’ve read them all.
Loved with all my strength Cities Paper, with my soul Who are you with Alaska and my heart Blame It Of Stars. Are my favorites. I confess that I also have a crush on Grayson Wills haha. ja on heartbreak with same name does not have much to do with me, but still I identified a lot with the book.
You inspire me, makes it possible for me to believe in my dream of one day being a writer.
my sincere thanks.
Just a curiosity. How do you put a character in every book that has as much compatibility with my thoughts? <3


Edward November 22, 2014 at 7:19 am

Mr. Green,
Thank you. Thank you for Paper Towns, TFIOS, An abundance of kathrines, And looking for Alaska. Literally I have NO idea where my mind would be without these books.
-A Nerdfighter


Edward November 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

Mr. Green,
Thank you. Thank you for Paper Towns, TFIOS, An abundance of kathrines, And looking for Alaska. Literally I have NO idea where my mind would be without these books. I loved every
Minute reading them.
-A Nerdfighter


Nera November 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Hi John,
I expect you don’t put in the time to read these, and I am simply shouting into the void, but I wanted to try and contact you and tell you how much your book captured the very essence of being sick.
I wouldn’t be able to say that I have cancer (I in fact don’t) but do have a disease which will stay with me forever. Your book highlighted the beauty that life possesses and that, no matter how trivial a life may seem, to someone it matters.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities, but they’re still infinity, and that is beauty encapsulated.
Thank you for gifting the human race with your profound literature.


Jeanne November 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm

(well just before starting, please do not pay attention to mistakes… ’cause I’m french and my level is not high enough to right as you right your stories)
Before I arrived to this contact page I though that I’ll be one of the people that you could contact ’cause I the hero of my own life, and I always start positively then I saw all the comments and… GOD ! I think this post will be kind of ordinary and without answer as well as hide by all the other messages. Anyway I’m positive and certenly crazy, whatever I just wanted to say that your books are pretty good to not say amazing & wonderful ! (yes really ordinary as message) Anyway I don’t know how you did this but you books made me feel everything ! sadness, hapinness, I cried, I laughed, all those feelings have crossed my body ( right now, you might feel that i’m a psychopath but I don’t find other words to explain your TALENT)
Well if by miracle you fall on this message I have a question for you, I trully want to right a book but I don’t know where to start or even how to do this. So if you have time (which I think is not the case) could you answer me please ?
OKay I don’t want to right something to long so that’s really short and not amazing but if you answer me I offer you the chance to know all my thoughts about your books !
Thanks before hand (even if you don’t answer)


Nikka November 23, 2014 at 3:32 am

Hi Mr. John Green,

Like everybody here I am a big fan of your works Mr. Green and so we have this research paper project for my English class and i choose you and your books as my subject so my research paper is entitled “A John Green Bonanza” and now I am hoping for a reply from you that is answering my question “If you could sum up all your works in a sentence what would it be?” Your reply will be a great honor for me (it’s the first time i’m doing this and sorry for my grammar) again i know i have this 5% chance of you replying but still i am hoping because there is a “chance”.

Thank you kind and awesome author!

Yours truly,
Nikka Mariano from the Philippines


Fanny November 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

You probably never reply to the tons of mail you get on a daily basis, but i can’t hope for answers without even attempting.
Why did you choose romance over any other emotion to tell a tale about those kids?
Where you just trying to make it appealing to the youth so that your books will have better sales??

I don’t mean to belittle your work or your intentions in writing it, however, i would be grateful for a reply.


Nicole Mohr November 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I just recently read about that Riverside school district that banned TFIOS from their library. Frankly, their insane and doing more damage than good. I teach English and decided to ride the wave of the book’s popularity with my 9th grade honors students this year. We studied the book, as well as all of the works alluded to in the book (including David Foster Wallace, which totally blew their mind). They analyzed the metaphors. They fell in love with the characters. They read your article in Time magazine in which you commented that you wanted TFIOS to be about asking the question “What constitutes a good life?” and “Can you live a good life even if it is a short one?” and they read This Star Won’t Go Out and they fell in love with Esther too. By the end of the semester, we as a class decided to adopt a family from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to support and love on this Christmas. The results have been pretty awesome, and I just wanted you to know — there are educators out there who believe that teenagers are not short-sighted idiots.


Lindsey November 23, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The book brought tears to my eyes! Wonderful.


Stephen November 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Dear John, or mister Green, or mister John Green,

My name is Stef, Stephen in English (or Steve), and I’m a 22 year old student of music in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

At this point in my life; the twilight-zone between puberty and adulthood, I’m finding it harder and harder to make choices because every path I take seems to lead to the inevitable disappearance of all the other possibility’s. Especially the distribution of time between projects is something I am struggling with. At this very moment I am working at my internship, writing my thesis and composing for my graduation-concert and I’m constantly juggling to keep these projects running.
And then there’s of course this post-graduation life to which I’m slowly walking. A music-diploma in the Netherlands doesn’t really generate a steady cash-flow, or even a job at all so thats something to look forward to.

I’m driving from crossroad to crossroad, constantly fearing the next one because I somehow have to decide the right turn or else a unlimited amount of possibilities will be wasted. And here’s why I’m writing you, to thank you. Because watching your books and your video’s on YouTube made it easier for me to make this decisions. You and your brother didn’t really provide me with answers, which is off course impossible seeing how different our lives are, but gave me a reassurance that my closest friends, loving parent and awesome teachers also tried to give but didn’t completely succeed in giving. The reassurance that not every choice I make now, will haunt me in the future. That everything is, en will always be possible and nothing is set in stone.
There is a lot of pressure on students all around the world. The seemingly endless amount of possibilities that we are presented with are both a joy and a curse. A joy because we are in a way able to live a life without boundaries, a curse because you have al the chances in the world so if you screw up, you’ve got only yourself to blame. And of course our own still-a-bit-self-centered-worldview doesn’t help either.
But with your kind words have given me the courage to take on a lot of the challenges I’m facing. And I’m extremely grateful for that.

Thank you so much,


P.s. Sorry for my English


Uğurcan Erkal November 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Hey, Mr Green

I am not exactly good at Engilish but I just have one question. It sounds a little bite ironic. What happened to Hazel? I’m really curious about that. I search for the answer but the true and only answer is at you.




Zoe J Mc November 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

John Green,

I’m just writing to you to say that your books are amazing.
My favourite would have to be Looking for Alaska, simply because Alaska reminds me of myself.. A lot. So I have also been told.
Hopefully one day it is turned into a movie, like The Fault in our Stars.

I cannot wait for the future books you publish, so that I can read them!


teresa thomas November 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

Hey John,

i have no idea whether you’re actually going to read this but………………………………………. I really hope you do. Like really and i only use ‘really’ when you know i really want it to happen. Hmmm… i don’t think i’m going to go all fan crazy on you now because this is my test comment to see if you reply and i also have homework to attend ( Though i’ll probably never get to it). Oh yeah i wanted to say something but it sounds weird so perhaps i’ll say it when i meet you in person.
What else?

ummmmmm… oh yeah ! i’m writing a book with my friend, Esther and i’m just wondering about something. Do you need an agent to get your book published? Or can you send it straight to a publisher. Also could you give me some pulishing house names? It would really help!

This was pretty long for my test comment and i now realise it is more like a letter.


teresa thomas November 24, 2014 at 7:39 am



Sandra & Verena November 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

Dear Mr. Green,

we really love your books, especially “The fault in our stars”. As teachers, we appreciate how your books can make young people understand difficult issues. We wondered if you could write about (young) fugitives/asylum seekers as this is a problem pupils really aren’t able to empathize with.

Best regards,
Sandra & Verena


Cerys Davies November 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Dear Mr John Green,
I finished reading The Fault In Our Starts earlier today, and I have to say it was a fabulous read. I would like to send you a letter personally, however, that is not possible and I was wondering if you could reply to me via my email. I understand that it is a big ask, as you probably get hundreds of people commenting on your books.
Just like Hazel and An Imperial Affliction, I would love to know what happens to Hazel. Of course, I know she dies but how long does she live after Gus’ death? Does she spend the rest of her days laying in bed becoming more and more depressed at the end of every passing day and was that picnic a one off or does she get on with her life and spends more time with her family? More importantly does she die happy or depressed?
I understand I may not even get a reply to this email, as my questions may seem unrealistic and stupid to ask because I’m sure many people wonder the same things.
Kind Regards.
P.S. I have not yet seen the movie. However, my friends and I are planning to watch it together nearer Christmas time.


Cerys Davies November 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Dear Mr John Green,
I have one more question to ask you regarding The Fault In Our Stars.
How did you make the story seem so real?
Because obviously its very difficult to write a romantic story about two individuals in love with terminal cancer.
Your writing has so much meaning, all the metaphors, and what its really like to have cancer. How did you manage to pull it off? How did you know what its really like to have cancer? Obviously you can’t just make it up, otherwise that could be insulting.
I am very intrigued and I would appreciate your co-operation.
Many Thanks.


andressa silva November 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Lord Green,
I do not know if you will be the person who’ll read this comment but I would tell you that I am a big fan of yours, I hope q do not care much about the writing errors, because I’m not very good at inglês.Assim who will present a his books fell in love, the first q read was WHO ARE YOU ALASKA? (this is the title of his work in Brazil), I found this amazing work ….. but what until now stuck with me was CITIES OF PAPER, I started reading this book the 22 hrs and turned the night because I could not stop reading it I was finished reading the 5 hrs ..esse book led me to imagine if not also am a Girl paper if he refuses to live in a paper town ..not to be only in theory but for what it demontra be … and loved the fact that Whitman’s poem be the main track … I’m Brazilian and I love many Brazilian poets, but Whitman is Whitman, and as Margo think it’s Unfair use of capital with the letters q are in the middle .As I think I took a lot of time I leave my questions for another time.
Thank you so much;


Rosie Donahower November 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

so you are peter van houten … won’t reply to fans. yikes


Khalid Talakshi November 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Hello Mr.Green,
I am a huge fan of your crash course web series, but am not a fan of The Fault in Our Stars (Not a fan of ANY romance novel), But I am actually a writing a romance novel for a bet with my friends. They think I am like a robot and can’t write a good story. However, I am struggling and really want to say “HAAAA, In your face!” to them (In their face, of course). So what I am asking is do you have any tips for a budding writer for writing a romance novel?
From an Open Letter Fan,
P.S. I have a bet with my teacher that I can read your book and fall in love with it, so maybe you will change my perspective on a romance novel.


Hannah Wert November 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm

John Green(Should I say “Mr”?)
First, I love TFIOS and everything else I have read. That is precisely why I have decided to do my senior year multi-genre project on how you and other authors have influenced American culture. I would love to do an “interview” whether over email or some other form of communication. It would be an honor to speak with you.


Grigina November 25, 2014 at 5:29 am

Signor jhon green ha scritto un libro fanastico (colpa delle stelle)sono talmente appassionata dal suo libro che in pochi giorni sono arrivata alla metà vorrei farle tante domande signore jhon green ora sarò come hazel che scriveva poter vans Houten le farò poche domande ma hazel alla fine muore? E isaac chi fine fa?


Dani November 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

I was just wondering if you have some sort of email list I can join so I know when you’re touring, and whether or not you’re coming to this area? I’d love to go to a book signing, or event where you and/or Hank are speaking.


Grigina1 November 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

Hello mr jhon green his book(the fault in out stars)is fantastic .I would like to ask you some questions ,hazel tack off? Isaac what of? Please answer me the,i’m a fan (are a bit like hazel)


Joan Catherine November 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm


I highly doubt you will ever read this, not because you don’t care of don’t want to, but because you probably don’t have time or patience. But on the off chance that you do read this, I would like you to know that I love your Crash Course videos on youtube. As a high school student I find them very helpful to my education in history, science, and English. I am a senior this year taking AP Government. I was disappointed when you did not have any gov videos on Crash Course. It would be awesome if you could do me a solid and start making some. My grade in AP Gov would really appreciate it!

With all sincerity,

Joan Catherine


Pantea November 25, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Dear John,

Like all your other fans, I loved your book and was really touched by it. I just wanted to THANK YOU for accurately depicting social workers! I am a licensed clinical social worker in California and work at a Children’s Hospital in Santa Barbara. Oftentimes social workers are not depicted accurately in pop cultural and there is a misconception about the type of work we do. It was so refreshing to see that Hazel’s mom was pursuing her MSW and that Hazel was excited to envision her mom as a counselor. In addition, the other references to social workers were accurate and I felt very grateful for authors like you who will help reframe our society’s understanding of social workers.

Thank you again!


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