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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Grasil January 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

Dear John Green,
I’ve been reading your books and i can say that they are really great. I’m amazed how funny,serious,mysterious and so exciting the stories are. And impressed with the medical terms, math stuff and all. The stories really have great lessons and lines ( I even highlight those lines that is so true to the real world lol). More power, and God bless :D

love,
Grasil

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rose January 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

dear john green your books are amazing i loved fault in our stars it really touched my heart

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Elexis January 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

Dear Green John, your books are the norm for me now and I can never put your stories down without the need to finish them. I enjoy how they have the not-so-perfect ending. I enjoy the fresh genres and plots, they always put me in a whirlwind and really get me into the feels inside. You inspired me to start writing again and I even gotten my mother to fall in love with your books. I’m looking forward to read/seeing more.

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Shyriz Mata January 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Dear John Green,

I love writing but when I write, the results aren’t lovely at all. Maybe because I’m too young. I admire you and your works so much, like, how do you do that? Reading all your works makes me wonderstruck everytime, it were all very mesmerizing. Keep it up! I’m looking forward for new lovely books. More power! I love you, I hope to meet you soon.

Love,
A fan from Philippines

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Jason January 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Man can you just come up writting up a book which is riddled and ends reall happily.

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Ashly January 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

What do you think about love Mr. Green ?

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Robin Selznick Hoffman January 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm

I would like your permission for my son Kole to use a scene from “The Fault In Our Stars” as a demo reel on ImDbpro with your credit of course. I also may post on other actor websites with credit of course. He does a scene from your incredible movie. I can send it to you first if you prefer. It is for his acting as a promotional sample. Please let me know. Thank you for your time.
Kindness matters,
robin
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Ffion January 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Is there an email address/ address where you can write to John? Thanks!

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john February 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm

yes there is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ben January 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Hello,
I LOVE your book Looking For Alaska. Are there any books like this book or are you going to write a sequel for it?
Thanks a lot,
Ben

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Maysa Salles January 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Unica Brasileira aqui? Me sentindo um ET.

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Lucy Porter January 14, 2016 at 9:30 pm

I enjoy your creative stories and how Paper Towns left me at ease at the beginning. Very talented :)

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Ida January 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

I looked for a place to write this down, and found that you are drowning in fanmail. Not so strange, as your books are the only books i like i have ever experienced that the normal teenagers in my class have read.

The fantastic thing about your books is that they are epic adventures… in our world. The way of speaking and acting, all of it is my world. Its like its not a parallel universe, even if i know it is. Only Your books and a few movies is capable of convincing me that the world is not necessaraly a flat boring place (well, a paperwold… was pretty amazed when you described that feeling). As if something different actually IS happening somewhere. Therefore, your books matter (to me).

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Momina Naveed January 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Don’t your novels have e-book versions?

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Anonymous For Safety January 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Amazing John Green,
Hello! I’m a very enthusiastic fan of yours (not a stalker, don’t worry) and

I love your books, Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars (I’ve read them both countless times and am still working towards your other books)

I live in the state of Georgia. I have begged my mother several times, but I have never been able to attend anything (book signings and other things) of you or your brother’s.

Do you think that maybe you could come to perhaps Florida? Or maybe Georgia, if at all possible?

Sincerely, Anonymous.

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valentine January 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I LOVE UR BOOKS SM

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Bridgett L. January 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

Dear John Green,
Hello, I’m 14 years old and I never really liked reading but we had to for a school project so I thought the book cover for Looking for Alaska was appealing so I chose that. I loved that book and I read it a lot over and over. So I though of reading one of your other books I read The Fault In Our Stars I loved it. You give such great details and have a heartfelt stories.
A big fan in West Virginia ,Bridgett <3

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Anonymous January 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Dear John Green,

Hi! I’m 14 years old and I would just like to say how amazing your mind is. Like, everything you write and think are just so amazing. Your books and other books has help me go through my depression, my grief, and my problems. Every time when I think of killing myself I say to myself “wait. I cannot die yet. I have to read all of john green’s books.” Which I know is pretty crazy and pretty true. Your books inspired me to write and I really wanna be like you someday. I really wanna make this long, but I realize I’ll just probably bore you to death. You’re awesome, you’re the best john green! Can’t wait to read more of your books. <3 <3

PS. I really hope I'm not wrong grammar cuz I wrote this in the middle of the night and my eyes do not cooperate with me at night.

Your biggest fan from the Philippines!

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Ilse Santiago January 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Dearest John,

I can’t state enough just how much your work means to me and how its shaped my life. I thank you profoundly for that. My comment might be a like finding a needle in a hay stack, however i thought it worth my while to try anyway. my best friend from two states away (he lives in Washington state, i live in California) somehow managed to send me all of your books and on top of everything, they were signed!! thank you for taking the time out of your day to make mine. i hope you continue your marvelous work and that god continue sending you blessings!!

yours truly,
Ilse Santiago

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FmB January 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

Dear John Green
This may sound bad or whatever but i only read two of you books they are very unquie and creative. Am only 13 and i love to read and write stories. And i hope one day my stories can be unquie creative and funny at the same time like your

Sincerely
FmB

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Mj Jackson January 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

dear john

I started reading your books a couple of years ago. I stumbled across Looking For Alaska while going on a group shopping trip while in treatment for heroin addiction. That got deep fast, I’m not here to tell you my sob story I just wanted to tell you how much your books meant to me in treatment. I wanted to be those characters friends, I laughed and cried with them it was such a great thing to sometimes escape my word and go with them. I’ve read a lot more now than just LFA, Will Grayson , was so good also. I passed them around the house I lived and you gave a lot of girls some good laughs so thanks for that too. I like to write I write a lot of poetry and journal a lot. When I was younger I wanted to write a novel but that desire has come and gone. The poems though help me get through the really hard times that all of us have I’m sure. I lost my boyfriend to the disease of Alcoholism and then my mother two months later and I had to really find myself after all of that and I did but I thought I’d just let u know you’re apart of my story. Your books brought me a lot of joy. I’m almost two years sober now and about to start reading Abundance of Katherine’s. Hope it is as great as the other ones. Thanks for doing something you love. I’ve learned that that is what life is all about. I hope this brings you a smile if you read it, you’ve given me many. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.

Mj

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Patrick C. Flores January 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Dear John Green,

I’m Patrick, 24, Cebu, Philippines. I enjoyed reading some of our works including Will Grayson,Will Grayson, Paper Towns and The Faults in our Stars. Hopefully, you will have a book signing visit in the Philippines particularly in my hometown (Cebu City). Thank you for inspiring others like me who is currently writing a novel online(Wattpad.com). Love. love. love.

Always inspire by you,
Patch(That’s my nickname)

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Susan Hepner February 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Dearest Mr. John Green
I’m Susan Hepner, 21, I’m from Santiago de Chile, and I’m a fourth-year student of Enlgish Literature. If there’s one thing I have to do all year long is read, mostly long and complicated pieces of text, which often lack the enjoyable part of reading.
Every year, after 8 months of intensive intellectual efforts (which don’t always result in successes), I like to give myself a little pat on the back and treat myself to a nice “off-duty” summer reading, and for the last two summer vacations, your novels have been the greatest companions.
I feel like many YA novel writers have a misconception of what being a young adult is actually like; I believe that many times young adults are considered no different from teenagers. I don’t know how you do it, but in every single book of yours I find something that defies that. Not only the plots of your novels but also the flawless vocabulary and the perfect combination of humour, sensibility and wit make me feel like there’s finally someone that truly understands the mind of the real-life young adult.
During vacations, I may be having a break from complicated and dense readings, but I’m in no way missing out on complex and well-balanced literature.
You have something very special and original to offer, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the table next (no pressure though).
It’s been a pleasure to have my heart broken by your work.

Sincerely,
Susan Hepner B.

P.S.: Not sure if it matters, but my favourite of your books is an Abundance of Katherines. I think it’s brilliant.

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Tomas israel February 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

Will Grayson, Will Grayson foi o livro que eu mais amei ler, uma historia bastante instigante e apaixonante.

obs: eu li todos os livros do GREEN e sou brasileiro.

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Jordynn February 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

The TINT doesn’t seem to be working anymore. Is it just my silly computer or have you stopped working on and supporting the webpage?

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