John’s Other Writing

Radio

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.

Anthologies

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.

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anonyme September 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Hello I love the fault in our stars !! I would like tout ask you questions please :)
celia.breteau@hotmail.fr

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Sammy September 24, 2014 at 11:06 am

I love your books you are the most amazing writer ever been published

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Sammy September 24, 2014 at 11:07 am

you are the best writer in the world. I am always astonished when i read your books.

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John Green September 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Hey I just met you
And this is crazy and you are
So here is my number
423-473-7430

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Nichole October 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

This is my phone number! Ironically; I had an uncle named John Green!

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Anonomys September 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

When did you start writing? I really need to know because I have a project about you and I needs ta knowwwwwww! Plz! Thx!

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Payton September 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Dear John,
Please read my earlier comments!!!!
Thank You!!!
Yours with great admiration,
Payton

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Rebeca September 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hello, Im really in love with Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska. I wish that I could read the rest of your books and meet you. I want ask you about Margo Roth Spiegelman, Quentin Jacobsen and Miles Halter. Thanks for all.

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Allison Stanley September 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Mr. Green,
The irony of this attempt to contact you is quite hilarious to me, well you probably know why. I have several questions regarding the end of The Fault In Our Stars. First off, does Hazel Grace end up passing away also? It obviously states in the film as well as the book that she would be sick for the rest of her life. Also, does Isaac ever get his robot eyes? If so, how do they work, and does he complain about seeing a world without Augustus? Do Isaac and Hazel Grace stay in touch after Augustus passes away? I feel as though these questions really don’t matter, but I must know the fate of the characters I quickly fell in love with. Also, one more question that has nothing to do with The Fault in Our Stars, do you plan on writing more novels? You are quite the literary genius, as I have stated in my many tweets to you.

In the words of the great Hazel Grace Lancaster, if you do decide to write anything else, I would love to read it. Frankly, I’d read your grocery lists.

With great adoration,
Allison Stanley (Of Portage, Indiana! It’s way up north if you’re curious)

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Zachary September 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

Hey John. I was just wondering if you could e-mail my girlfriend, il send her adress if you comment on this. she helped a little girl today through a 21 min seizure and i think that she is just amazing. To me she saved a life today and she loves your writing so if you could send her an E-mail that would be beyond epic and just make her week. Ty John.

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Maddie October 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

OMGG!!! A GUY NERDFIGHTER AGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

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Lindsey October 12, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I didn’t know guy nerdfighters even existed. Very rare.

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Brian October 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Although we are elusive like the fabled Yeti, we do exist.

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Kaia September 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I have read your novel, The Fault In Our Stars, literally five times. I find it hilarious and ironic when fans ask you about what happens after the book, because it is the main point of the book. I find that the hardest thing to face after reading TFIOS is the fact that Augustus Waters never existed and never will exist.
I am writing a novel that is inspired by The Fault In Our Stars, but it isn’t going to be a romance book, maybe I could send it to you once I finish it… I want someone that will give me some feedback that is truthful, I just don’t want people telling me that it’s perfect when they truly think it’s horrible.

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Kylee September 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Hi Kaia :3

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Michelene September 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Hi John, are you going to make a second book to the fault in our stars, as hazel had her questions about ‘An imperial affliction’ i have some about tfios.. What happens to hazel? How long has she got left? And will she find another Gus? Even though no one could replace him.

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Fidan September 27, 2014 at 5:21 am

YOU ARE MY FRIEND MY TECHER THE WAY YOU WRITE IS UNUSUAL.I READ ALMOST ALL OF YOUR BOOKS AND EACH REFLECTS PART OF MY LIFE.SO FUNNY SAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME SO PHILOSOPHICAL.PLEASE DONT STOP BRINGING SMILE TO OUR FACES.LOOKING FORWARD TO READ YOUR BOOKS.

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Nicol Bee September 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Hi, my name is Nicol, i have 15 years old and i love read books,I’m from bolivia,yes the litle country in south america, when i read “The fault in our stars” for the first time it was..incredible and sad, you are like a hero for me. I’ll read all your books because if you make me feel happy,sad..Thanks for all

Love u

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ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION September 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm

THE IRONY IN THIS PAGE HONESTLY IS KILLLING ME. JOHN JUST WHEN I THOUGHT YOU REACHED THE HIGHEST TITLE OF BRILLIANT OR GENIUS YOU CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME. I AM HAZEL YOU ARE VAN HOUTEN. WHAT IS LIFE

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QTHERESURRECTION September 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

SHUT UP BEN

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SACKANDCLOTHES September 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Shut up Q.

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OMNICTIONARIAN96 September 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Shut up Radar

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SACKANDCLOTHES September 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm

You’re Radar, you idiot. XD

ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

SHUT UP EVERYONE FUCKKKK, GUYS REMEMBER THAT TIME WE ALMOST DIED IN Q’S MINIVAN

SACKANDCLOTHES October 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Good times..

Lemme Lick U September 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm

If your a sexy big boobed lady, call this number and we can meet up to have some hot sex. Doesn’t that sound fun. You know you wanna. 406-846-9629

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ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Jesus? Ya this human really needs you ,I mean like drop all your godly problems and help this poor soul. (No offense to the an upstairs)

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Fartsniffer October 6, 2014 at 12:41 am

True dat

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SACKANDCLOTHES September 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Click my name please everyone! It will make you happy :)!!!

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Dason September 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Ive never really been a reader but after watching the film The Fault in our Stars, I wanted more. So i read the book. It was amazing but still wanted more. Just got done reading Paper Towns. LOVED IT! Your amazing think i can call myself a reader now. going to read all your books. thanks for being such an amazing writer that someone who doesn’t normally read can enjoy your work.

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Valeria Nilova September 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Best writer John Green,
Your book isn’t amazing,they are my life,they have many many thoughs))I cried very very much because these book are the best thing,i think you wrote one person back,please answer my questions from email)) valerian812@gmail.com
Please,write me back,i will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wait your answers)
There’s my questions:
Is Hazel died?
If she doesnt died hiw she became good?
I want to see you too)i can come everywhere just to see you and speak to you,im very interesting about all these books

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Valeria Nilova September 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

No no no,im sorry my gmail address is:valerian812.vn@gmail.com

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#purple swag September 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Come va? Mi chiamo swag. Come ti chiami? que pasa mi amigo

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Brianna September 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm

John Green,
I am in love with you books! So far I have read “The Fault In Our Stars” and “Paper Towns”. I am making a goal that I will read all your books!!!

Thank You!!!

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Cameron September 30, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Just a warning: I did the same thing. An Abundance of Katherine’s is kind of stupid. Looking For Alaska is okay but could have been better. I haven’t read his other books, yet, but if your uncomfortable about reading a gay story, don’t read Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

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ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

That’s kind of offensive

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ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

KIDDING, it is very offensive.

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

So your gay? Explain to me why I’m dating you again?

Connor/Empereur Marquis October 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Dear John Green,

I am dying of laughter because, I just realized you wrote books. I have been watching ‘Crash Course’ for ages now, and I just realized you wrote books. Anyways I want to thank you, I now know that Mongols are always the exception, and I have an explanation for ‘the Catcher in the Rye’. A very good book, it is.

Sincerely,
The one true Empereur, Marquis II of Galle.

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ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

hi im ben

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Hi I’m Lacey

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OMNICTIONARIAN96 October 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Hi Im Radar.

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Hey Radar how are things with our girlfriend(sorry I forgot he name XD)

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Her***

OMNICTIONARIAN96 October 12, 2014 at 1:23 am

Oh, were great! (And neither do I.) is that a bad thing?

SACKANDCLOTHES October 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Nope not at all, at least in think so.

SACKANDCLOTHES October 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I****** oh my god I can’t type today

ITWASAKIDNEYINFECTION October 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

At least i know my girlfriends name

SACKANDCLOTHES October 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

That’s because I’m more important than Radar’s gf :)

Sofia October 4, 2014 at 4:20 am

Hello, Mr. Green. I’m an Italian reader. I have read your books (”Looking for Alaska, The fault in our stars and Paper town), but the one that particulary stucked me was ‘The fault in our stars’. Let me ask you, please, a few questions about the book:
Does Isaac get the robo eyes?
Will Hazel have the answers she wanted from Van Houten?
Will Hazel heal from the cancer?
I hope you’ll find some time to answer those questions. Honestly I could also read his shopping list.
Your esteemed reader,
Sofia

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John Green October 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

No no and no. They all died by that volcano under Yellow Stone Montana.

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Lindsey M. October 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Hi,
I’m such a huge fan!!!
I CANNOT believe that was how they all ended up dying.
I always thought Isaac would die in surgery and Hazel’s
cancer would eventually get worse until she died too.
Thank you so much for the answers!!!

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John Green October 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

My pleasure pass it on please ;)

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Lindsey M. October 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Hello again,
I had just one more inquiry.
Would you ever consider writing
a synopsis of ‘An Imperial Affliction’
so another writer could take on
the project?
~Thank You

John Green October 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

That’s a secret you will not find out for a while :)

Adfa October 5, 2014 at 1:35 am

Networking is crucial to success in anything, and the housing industry is no different. You should attempt to connect with other real estate investors. http://www.quickmove.com/quick-sale-houses.html

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Mikayla October 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

Hey there,

I’d just like to mention one thing before I start. Good morning Hank It’s Sunday !

I have read several of your books and still have Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Let It Snow to read. I’m very excited to start reading them.

I have read your other books, though some I’m not to impressed by, I do love Looking For Alaska and The Fault In Our Stars. I’m very much hoping that Will Grayson and Let It Snow are as awesome as these two.

Although I’m not a fan of all of your books I’d like to thank you for how good the ones I like are, and hope you can manage a couple more books.

Thanks for giving this a read if you do.

Yours,
Mikayla.

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Everytime someone says their email on this site I want to email them. Anyone feel the same way? allthingscam.weebly.com

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Emma Grace October 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Really I thing looking for Alaska and the fault in our stars are really good books and I thing by introducing ‘an imperial affliction’ into your book ‘tfios’ I think you have more and more people asking questions because they try to ask like Hazel. Don’t get me wrong I want to know what happens I’m just thinking out loud here.
-Emma

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Jeon Hyung Jin October 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Hello. I called the 18-year-old high school sophomore jeonhyeongjin living in South Korea. I’ve got a lot of questions to read The Fault In Our Stars. How did the life of Hazel after Gus died? This too too curious. The book gave me a lot of awareness around this book. I want to try to meet the novelist’s own story. I stood haejun book of life of the future plans for me and this book is valuable book. For once I want to see the Hazel is my life’s novelist thereafter.
My E-mail: eowjszkem132@gmail.com

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deathtopennies October 9, 2014 at 2:04 am

I need to do a persuasive speech on why the penny is a determent to society as a whole. Knowing that you like myself, are a penny hater I was hoping that you could help me by giving me some reasons other than how they cost more to produce then they are worth,and how you can buy nothing with them.

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olivia ahtikari October 9, 2014 at 3:33 am

You have the world`s best writer♥ I´m a big fan of yours♣♥
Can you tell me more about yourself? Please?!♥

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olivia ahtikari October 9, 2014 at 3:46 am

I´m 12 years old. And I live in Finland. I love you books♥!! The fault in our stars♥ It´s amazing. Love u!♥

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Elena Dubois October 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi!
I’m 14 yrs old, living in China, and think your books are AMAZING! I just had a few questions from your books that I REALLY hope you would answer! Here they are:

1. (From TFIOS) I understand that the book An Imperial Affliction doesn’t actually exist, but would you ever consider writing it??

2. (From PT) Do Margo and Quentin ever meet again or is it a mystery?

3. (From LFA) Do Miles, Takumi, and Colonel all stick together after the end of the story?

Thanks so much for writing these awesome books! I think I’m starting to see the world partially through your character eyes like Hazel, Q, Margo, and many others. I’m looking forward to reading ALL of your books!

Yours,
Elena

From: a Hazel impersonator
To: the original Mr. Peter Van Houten

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Gloria October 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hi john,I’m Gloria,I’m 13 and I’m an italian girl.
I think you’re the best writer of the world.I read all of your books and I loved them.They mede me cry,they mede me laugh,they made me happy and they made me think.
Sometimes I’d like to be like Hazel,wise and sensible,or like Alaska,sensual and deep.
Your books have made me understand many things.
Right now as I write this comment I seem Hazel,because she wrote many letters to Peter Van Houten, the writer that she regarded as her way of life to what he had written(sorry for my english)and she wished that his idol answer … I know it can seem inconvenient but please do not do as Peter does at the beginning.
So i hope you read this comment and if you can answer me on e-mail(rgloria01@gmail.com).
Kisses from Italy,
Glo

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Sofia October 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hi John,
I’m an italian reader and a your big fan. I want to be a writer as you because you are the best writer in the world for me. Your book are amazing!!! i have just read the foult in our stars, looking for alaska and i’m reading paper town and they are all very beautiful. whit your books you have taught me a lot of things about life. THANK YOU!!!
i have a question for you i hope you ask me a day (is my dream):
*Have you ever thought to be in a paper town?

Dear Sofia, 13, Italy.

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Rose Rivera October 11, 2014 at 12:16 am

Dear John Green,

My name is Rose Rivera and I wanted to say hi. I have not yet come across the point of meeting you, but I have read your books which are amazing. In my own opinion I think of you as a one of my best friends even though you have no idea of who I am neither do I. We both are basically strangers, we know nothing about each other involving personality,past, etc.
You,sir,are an eloquent writer. While reading your books there is a point in the story of which you think might make the reader give up on it,pushing it away from your life , yet you make a paragraph that makes you not want to shut it out. The story itself has a compelling technique of drawing its prey into the mouth of the hungry lion which is meritorious.
Forever Grateful,
Rose

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Michelle October 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

Hey Mr. Green! I really love your books a lot! I’m reading Paper Towns currently. I just wanted to know whether you’ll be writing any other novels in the near future. :)

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Another great book/series is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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QTHERESURRECTION October 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I have all those books too

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SACKANDCLOTHES October 16, 2014 at 10:50 am

They rule :)):):):)

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Amaris October 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

Dear John Green,
I would like to know how long it took you to write this book? Did you type or handwrite the book? How amazed were you when you found out that your book was being turned into a movie?

Enough questions so here is some info about me…. I love The Fault in Our Stars it’s my favorite movie. I don’t gossip to other people unless I have permission. I go to camp and volunteer to help out, and there is a young adult who has cancer and special needs. I love to encourage people. Writing runs on my family. My grandmother is Annette Marie Sullivan, and her books are sold on amazon. That’s the information I can give you so far.

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videostripe October 18, 2014 at 5:16 am

Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your blog.
You have some really great articles and I believe I would
be a good asset. If you ever want to take
some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog
in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email
if interested. Kudos!

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Grace parraman October 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hiya John Green my little sisters doing a English project on you for school,
Is there any interesting facts she could put in there thank you
Bye !!!! Ps she is competing against two other girls who are also doing English projects on you and she wants hers to be the best

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Lindsey M. October 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?

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Amy Roach October 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Hi John,
I follow you on instagram and I love to see all the places you visit & things you are doing. Racing, helicopters, Ethiopia, funky bones etc. :) Glad you are feeling better. I look forward to reading all your books. keep on being great!

Peace out :-)
AROACH

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Claudia October 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

So I just read the K’s, Alaska and Paper Towns… really like them ! They’re like an 80′s movie (that I love!- yes I grow up in the 80′s) The female characters, what not love about them: free spirit, strong females and kind of nuts! (sounds really familiar) Anyway I’m about to start w/ The fault in our stars mmmmm idk do I gonna love it??? is one of the most popular but that doesn’t mean that is the best one… we’ll C.
P.S. Yes my background music while I read is always 80′s music!

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Ruben October 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Hello, I just wanted to say that I love every single one of your books, including your story in “Let It Snow”, which I just finished. I am very thankful for an author like yourself. And keep up the YouTube videos, they’re great stuff!

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