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.

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Emma August 29, 2014 at 4:12 am

Oh my gosh does John Green actually see these comments? Just found his website. I love every single one of his books and I am such a fan big fan! FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER! Keep writing heaps of books,



Anonymous August 29, 2014 at 8:39 am

Please click my name people! U won’t regret it!!!


Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:52 am

Hi. I don’t know who you are because you have put ‘Anonymous’ at the top of your post but you said to reply so I have done.
Have you read every John Green book?


Anonymous September 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. I have read The Fault In Our Stars and am almost done with Paper Towns. I’m planning on reading Looking For Alaska. :)


Anonymous September 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I didnt mean I read all of them lol oops.


Nely August 30, 2014 at 1:45 am

LOVE all of John Greens books!!! Such an amazing author!


Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

I have read ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and I absoloutely love it! I am hoping to get ‘Looking For Alaska’ today and ‘Paper Towns’. I am not actually a teenager but I really enjoyed ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. (My age is in the double figures.)
I would love you guys to reply,


Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

Hi. Anyone nervous about going back to school. I am going to comp this year. Now you can probably guess my age!


sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Tbh im a little nervous but I think it will be hopefully a good year for me. What grade are u in?


Samuel Finch September 1, 2014 at 6:43 am

Hi Sydney! I live in the United Kingdom and I am going to be in Year 7. I am 11. I am guessing you are living in America? How old are you?
Thanks for replying and please reply to me.


Larva September 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I am also nervous for school! Starting tommorrow. I’m going to a new school which is pretty normal to me. I’ve been in so many different schools. The longest I’ve been in the same school is two years! And that was kindergarten and 1st grade. I’m going into 6th and I’m also 11. Hope you have fun at school!


Anisya August 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Dear John Green,
I have just finished reading This Star Won’t Go Out. I cannot explain how many tears I shed, and how motivated I became. I mean, seeing how lively and mature Esther was despite her sickness really got me thinking. How many people nowadays really appreciate every day? We are so caught up in social drama and social media, we never step back and think “Wow, I’m breathing and alive”. Esther never took a moment for granted. She was so involved with other nerd fighters, and blogs. She really wanted to help people inspire others without really realizing how inspiring she already was. I wish Esther had more days to inspire others, sadly that will never happen. Esther was a unique soul and she is greatly missed.
Your beloved fan,
Anisya :)


Alexia August 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Hi, Jonh Green,
I’m Alexia,

Maybe you don’t gonna see that comment,

But if you see it, Please. Please and Please. Send me an Email.

I Would like to ask you questions.


Tank you, and sorry for my verry bad English. i’m talking in french. And you create my favorite universe ever! The fault in our stars.
I like your another book too, but The fault in our stars is my favorite.

Tank you so much even if you don’t send me email.


One of all your biggest fans.


Sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Dear John Green,
I read the fault in our stars and finished it today 8/31/14. I was really into the book. It was a beautiful piece you wrote and tbh I felt like crying because of how wonderful yet sad the book was. But in the end I think Gus had a good point.


sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Dear John Green,
I forgot to add more to my comment and I’m sorry but as I was reading the book I thought how amazing Hazel was because throughout the book she didn’t quit. Just because someone has cancer they shouldn’t quit Hazel showed me that even going through tough times to not quit. Like going to Amsterdam she didn’t quit. At the end of the beggining to end of the book she was always motivated. Yes she got tired. But she was always ready. And I’m not so sure if u ever read ur comments but I would hope u would read everyones comments. If u do read them would u email me I have a few questions myself mostly about Hazel.



sarah September 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

I have read ‘ the faut in our stars and just watched the movie on amazon and i loved it. You are a brillant writer and an ‘actor’ (he probably isnt but he did a pretty good job in the movie), I am currenty reading ‘looking for alaska and its terrific. Just wanted to let you know you are amazing person.


Nicholas Reinert September 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hello, John Green. I have read TFIOS, and today purchased a box set of TFIOS, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. They’re all hard-cover and I just must know if you’re coming to Milwaukee, Wisconsin soon. I want to get the books signed so I have something to go with my full signed Harry Potter set and my Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel signed set. Also if you tour to schools, I know a school that really could use a really good author to visit. Marquette University High School. Please visit!
Nicholas Reinert


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