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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Megan S. February 22, 2015 at 6:15 am

Dear John!
We are waiting for another amazing and heartbreaking novel!

Best wishes
Big fan from Poland

Ps. People still reading books because of great writers like you.


Justin Buyea February 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

Dear John,
First off , I like to say it’s been a great journey reading your novels and the quotes by the mountain goats (big fan as well)
You’re an inspiration not to up an coming authors but independent filmmakers as well.


Maddie H. February 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

how do you feel about hank writing his own book? i know you’re trying to let him have a spotlight on the vlogbrothers channel. also, is dftba records going to be publishing more nerdfighter quotes in addition to melody’s posters?


Pav February 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

John Green,
Hello, Mr. Green. I’m a HUGE fan of you, your books and your wonderful writing. I’ve read “The fault in our stars” (which was my first novel), “Abundance of Katherines”, “Let it Snow” and “Paper Towns” (I just finished reading it). So I want to ask that are you going to write any sequel to any of your books? Actually I would love to read a sequel to “Paper Towns”, or another novel similar to it. I actually loved it (though not as much as “The Fault in Our Stars” but still loved it), although I am a bit sad because you just left it in the middle of the ending; I understand that we are the ones who have to chose what we want from the book’s ending, but still it ins’t really that satisfactory. I would’ve liked if the ending would’ve been completed. And also do you have any plans on writing something similar to “The Fault in Our Stars”? That was an amazing novel, and it is surely worth to be reread again and again. I would like to request you to write something similar to either “Paper Towns”, or to “The Fault in Our Stars”.


Reshma February 23, 2015 at 10:37 pm


If I start to write this (or type I should say) it will soon become a very long essay of things you probably already know about your books. A) They’re quite spectacular and B) They’re unforgettable pretty much sum it up. I hope you come out with another amazing novel in the days to come for I have a fear of becoming depressed without the accompaniment of your creations. Also, despite what anyone else says, I am definitely your biggest fan. There isn’t



K February 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm


You’ve made me cry and go into post-book depression for three or more days. the question is…can you make me laugh and make it a happy post-book depression (if that’s even possible)?



a February 25, 2015 at 2:02 am

i just finished reading the fault in our stars but of course everyone had already read it so i knew what was going to happen. But it was so good that it took me half a day to read it It was an amazing book and I think you should write another one similar to it.


Clara February 26, 2015 at 5:34 am

Hey John!

My name is Clara, I am from Denmark! I love your books!!! Me and my friend is writing a biography about you! If you see this please answer


Emily Coyle February 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Dear John Green,

I have loved all you’re books you have written yourself I would love if you wrote more books. Sequals or new ones.
The first one I read was the fault in our stars, because every one was every one was talking about it. It was an amazing book.
I have also read abundence of Kathrines , paper towns, and looking for Alaska.
In looking for Alaska there was a compleate and total plot change but I love It .
I hope you Keep writing books as amazing as you are,
Sincerily Emily Coyle


Sierra February 26, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Dear John,

I am absolutely in love with your books! I own all except will Grayson will Grayson but have only completed the fault in our stars and looking for Alaska and am currently reading paper towns. I really really hope as most others do that you write another book and soon. You are an amazing author and have made me laugh and cry and stay up all night reading cause of your books. Please tell us if your going to write another novel even if you don’t say it’s new or a sequel Id just love to know if your writing something at all. You’re amazing!

Sincerely, Sierra


Jai Jackson February 28, 2015 at 8:11 am

Hi John,

I can’t wait for your next novel and I thought of one that if u had all characters (mostly main characters) from your books meet each other

Sincerely Jai


Sarah February 28, 2015 at 8:28 am

Hey John ,
I am going to start with that I am such a big fan and I can’t wait for your next novel . When I am finished reading them , it always leave a smile on my face or sometimes it leaves me broken heart . I own all the books you’ve written . You have inspired me to read books when actually I had no time for it . Love to the stars and the back
Sincerely Sarah


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