John’s Other Writing


For several years, I wrote commentaries for Chicago Public Radio and, on occasion, for NPR’s All Things Considered. The text of those radio pieces can be found here.

Let It Snow

I wrote a long short story called “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” in the book Let It Snow, which also features lovely stories from Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This book has been published in translated editions as well.


I’ve written stories for several anthologies. These include “The Great American Morp” in 21 Proms, “The Approximate Cost of Loving Caroline” in Twice Told, and “Freak the Geek” in Geektastic.

This Is Not Tom

I wrote this novella hidden behind insanely complex riddles called “This Is Not Tom.” TINT is unfinished (it will be finished eventually, I hope). TINT is free and available to the public, but the only way to read the story is to solve the riddles, which unfortunately is basically impossible without crowdsourcing. (A good place to start, however, would be the TINT youtube channel.)

For more information about other stuff I’ve written, including book reviews and the books I cowrote for the awesome people at mental_floss, visit the “Other Writing” FAQ page.

{ 1737 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephen March 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The first book I read was Fault in Our Stars. I’m 16 so that’s kinda bad. But I’m dyslexic. So I suck at reading and spelling. But I really like writing. But I don’t because I can’t spell and I don’t know big words. But anyways I just wanted to thank you for getting me to read John. And I’m trying to write something. But I’m not very good .

P.S. I read it in two weeks I never thought I could read that fast

Reply March 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm



L M March 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

I love all your books. Your lyrical is easy to understand and the drama in your books is amazing. Hope you can write a thousand books more, because I’m gonna read them all.


por favor me passe seu whatsapp March 26, 2015 at 9:01 am

Gostaria de falar com vocĂȘ


zoey March 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Hi John!!!! I’m Zoey,I am a BIG fan of your books and I love reading your books. I fell in love with looking for alaska; I literally cried and laughed when I read the book. I am looking forward toward the future of your career.


Marissa March 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

I am in desperate need of a new John Green book. I have exhausted all of your masterpieces.


Leave a Comment