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.

{ 1965 comments… read them below or add one }

Summer April 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

I love your books they rock and hi all


jad April 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

what does it take to write a good book?


Zuzanna April 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I love your books they are the best books that I have ever read.


Kallie April 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

Your books literally made me question my well being. Thank you for changing the way I view the world.


Dakota McGovern April 20, 2016 at 4:06 pm

John Green,

I apologise for bugging you, but “this is not tom” is not working. When you click the link it will not go to the web page it does not pull up. It does the same thing when you go to it manually. I was wondering if you knew of this problem or had the ability to fix it or the time.

Thank you for your time,
Dakota McGovern


Kate April 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

the ending for paper towns was horrible. just my personal opinion.


Jacqui April 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I agree


Necha April 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm

I love everything you write… Even the short stories you ‘rushly’ write out of ‘boredom’.


Divyanjali Singh April 28, 2016 at 5:37 am

Your books are fiction but they portray life and truth in a fantastic way ….


Sally Caster April 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Hi! You are hands down my favorite author and inspiration. I am doing a writing about you in school and was thinking if you got back to me that would be the best thing in the world! You probably won’t, but it would mean the world to me if you did!


Ani May 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

You made me look at everything from a new perspective, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that.
Thank you


Veronica May 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Dear John Green,
I’m a massive fan of all your books and your style in writing ……your stories always inspire me and just the way your books can make me die of laughing or cry even if it’s not the first time to red it is amazing that I’ve never felt before while I am reading any book ……I just like that every book of yours just has a great message and everything on it is just realistic and not to perfect …i love everything about your books and I wanna thank you for always inspiring me and for your amazing books that have changed me a lot
All the love ❤


Natalija May 3, 2016 at 8:39 am

Dear Mr Green,
Your are my favorite writer. I read all of Your books who have been translated into Serbian. I’d love to meet You but I know that’s impossible. Know that You have a lot of fans in Serbia.


bhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhjjj May 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

TINT seems like a really good idea!


Eine Lady May 9, 2016 at 2:03 am

hey john greeen
i liked paper towns very much, the ending was nice too
looking for alaska wasn´t really my thing
i luv you


Kaysten May 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

you are one of my favorite authors and your books are amazing so yeah. Ramen.


Kaysten May 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

It’s me again. (Paige says hi) I am back because I didn’t really go in depth about why you’re one of the best authors I have ever heard of. Your books are very well written and probably speak to many readers. No one probably finds dead bodies in a park, (like in Paper Towns) but many of us experience crushes that literally crush us. Most of us experience loss, but in Looking For Alaska it makes loss twice as hard and mysterious. Your books are romantic without being too cheesy. I MEAN YOU WROTE A ROMANTIC CANCER BOOK AND IT WAS AMAZING. Your books have the perfect balance of surprise, romance, and humor (with a pinch of mystery) (YOU ARE LIKE A BOOK CHEF) well, goodbye for now. (also, It’s nearly impossible to obtain Let it Snow unless I go online so yay)


Kaysten May 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

ps. keep writing amazing books.


Virginia May 23, 2016 at 11:03 am



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