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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Rheanen Wells October 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I am looking for a mentor. You are an amazing author with my valuable skills that could help me. I am writing my own book of poetry. I am doing this for my Sophmore Composition class at Rock Springs High School in Rock Springs, Wyoming. I am asking you to famous author to help me. Thank you! :)


Lily October 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
Where to begin. Saying that your work is inspiring would be a drastic understatement. You have truly mastered the art of bona fide teenage emotion. I am forever grateful for your work.
Yours, Lily


Maddie October 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE your book, The Fault In Our Stars! It is absolutely magnificent! I recommend it to any and all! I have a couple questions to ask of you if you don’t mind. Does Hazel ever find love again? If she does, is it Isaac? How does Agustus’ family turn out? If you could oh-so kindly answer these questions I would be very grateful!! Thank you!



Faith October 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

# retweet i was thinking the same thing plus some more
why did you chose to wright an abundance of Katherine in 3rd person omniscient?
yes i noticed and i’m not a nerd when it comes to those things i just noticed.


Faith October 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm

nv mind found it : )


Angella October 27, 2014 at 9:57 am

Dear Mr. Green,
I would like to say that I am an uber fan… but that is unpleasantly true, I have not read all of your books, or watched all your videos but I have fallen in love with The Fault In Our Stars. I fall in love with it was not like falling asleep, it was like drowning. You feel fine in the beginning but pretty soon your whole body is screaming for it to stop. TFIOS may be a fictional book, but it is written not in words but in emotions… I feel as though I was reading this book and was watching them from a distance. I wish that I was the only one that read this book, that I didn’t have to share them… but I do. I want to apologize for being so mad that your book was violated by so many people who don’t understand how great a tiny infinity can be.

Thank you for giving me the small infinity I spent reading this book!
Yours truly,

P.S. Thank you for all the Indy references.


Luca October 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Dear Mr Green
I am a huge fan of fault in our stars. that is the only book I have read from you but I am getting a new book from you today please email me if you have time I am sure you wont have time but it was worth a shot. Anyway have any sugestions on what I should read from you?

your number 1 fan


Destiny October 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

Im currently reading Will Grayson WIll Grayson and I will have completed every one of your books. I would just like to thank you for ruining my life. But honestly your books are the most beautiful things the Earth has ever seen. I would also like to thank Jesus for creating John Green. I feel like Hazel writing Peter right now, well bye


alfa October 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

hi, mr. green
Your book is really wonderful. I am writing from the translation by google translate :D so I apologize .really, ım reading really really .anyway
ı love soo you :DDD


Alyssa (or Aly) October 28, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Dear John,
I just realized ‘dear john letters’ are what they call letters to people in the army, lol.
well anyway, I don’t know if you read your YouTube comments, I know you are a busy man, but I’ll put it here, too, just in case. (You will notice that I’m very persistent):

Dear John,
Paper Towns is the best book I’ve ever read. The Fault In Our Stars is the second best book I’ve ever read. I am in love with Margo, for she has become my role model, and I have decided to dye my hair chestnut brown, like hers, instead of my natural dirty blonde. I would also love to have blue eyes like hers, instead of my brown, but I’m afraid that’s not possible. I loved The Fault in Our Stars movie as well, though I didn’t cry, like most 13 year old girls. I am too excited to wait for the Paper Towns movie, which will probably be my second favorite movie of all time(It’s hard to beat Lord Of The Rings). I am also a writer, currently in the middle of writing a novel called, ‘The Light Tree’. I would love to email it to you and get your feedback, but I seem to not have your email, though I looked everywhere. I have chosen your books TWICE to do a book report for my 8th grade English class. I was the first one in my school to read Paper Towns, which I keep telling my friends is better than The Fault In Our Stars, but they refuse to believe it.
Just so you know, I will be reading Looking For Alaska next, and I will read any of your future books. You are my all time favorite author. Please email me.

P.S. If you ever need a teenage girl role in ANY movie, I’d be happy to oblige. I’m pretty good at memorizing things and saying something funny, while being serious, so I’d be a good actress ;)

<3 ~ Alyssa Conover


Catherine October 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

To Mr. John Green:
I have read so many of your books and I will read them all. Unlike everyone else on this site I will not ask you ridiculous questions about charictors, nor will I quote anything you’ve writen. I think it’s cheesy to be honest. I would like to thank you. you have helped me through a very hard time in my life,your books are my escape,and I really hope you get this. I am turning 18 on Saturday Nov. 1st and I would love to see your name in my email saying happy birthday. I know this will not happen but on the off chance it does, thank you, for everything you and your writing has done for me. I hope to hear from you.


Paris October 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Mr Green,

I have just finished the fault in our stars and am very fond of the way you write. Although I do actually have a few inquiries about it.

a) What happens to Hazel, did she die, or did she just stop writing?
b) What does Issac do with his life?

I have many more queries but I would hope to read the epilogue to this lovely book.

Much appreciated


Faith October 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm

i am working on a book called “clearer than clay” it is about a girl who gets in a car accident and lpses her childhood memories and little by little is learning about her self and reshaping her life .it is hard to do but with the help of her mom who is a clay sculptor (by the way is what i want to be on top of writing)
they try to fit the peices together.

hope you like my idea and give me feed back
:) :)


Faith October 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

2nd line


Bridget Junker October 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Mr. Green,

Hi! I am a huge fan of yours, and I know that everyone who writes to you says that, but it’s the truth. You have a way of “killing with kindness.” Even when something incredibly sad happens, like Agustus dying or Margo not going back to Florida with Quinton, you make it all make sense; it all comes together. And despite the fact that it hurts me so incredibly much, I realize that the book just wouldn’t be the same without it. So thank you.
And although I would love to write a huge letter to you, noting every single thing that you did right in your books(which is technically everything), that is not why I’m writing. I’m writing to ask you for some advice. See, I love to write. I have the dream of one day being a famous author like yourself, but that is not easy to do. So I would like to know how you did it, how did you become such a well known author, and how do you get your inspiration? And I know it’s a long shot that you’ll ever see this, for you get so many letters everyday, but it’s worth a try.
So thank you for everything and congratulations on your success.



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