John Green: Star Author, Vlogbrother, and Nerdfighter by Eric Braun

By Eric Braun

On June 2, 2014, greater than 1,200 lovers wildly cheered the arriving of writer John eco-friendly on the ultimate of The Fault in Our Stars—the blockbuster motion picture in keeping with his younger grownup novel of an identical identify. whereas he didn't write the screenplay or have a starring function within the motion picture, John commanded simply as a lot famous person strength because the film's gifted actors. The Fault in Our Stars book—John's 5th novel—sold greater than 7 million copies, and John landed a coveted spot on Time magazine's 2014 checklist of the a hundred such a lot Influential People.

Even prior to The Fault in Our Stars made John a loved ones identify, he had equipped up a huge following between kids. In 2007, after penning his first YA novels, he cofounded the YouTube channel Vlogbrothers along with his brother, Hank eco-friendly. The brothers begun posting videoblogs as a communications experiment—and quickly, they discovered themselves interacting with legions of enthusiasts who name themselves Nerdfighters. The channel grew in reputation and now has greater than 2 million followers.

Follow John's trip from shy pupil to powerhouse social media engager and best-selling YA writer. find out how he became quirkiness and skill right into a profitable formulation that has earned him thousands of fanatics world wide.

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2000 He graduates from Kenyon College and accepts a job in Chicago at Booklist after a brief stint as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. 2005 His first novel, Looking for Alaska, is published. 2006 He marries Sarah Urist. Looking for Alaska wins the Printz Award. He publishes his second novel, An Abundance of Katherines. 2007 He starts communicating via vlog with his brother, Hank—a project that leads him to develop an enormous online following. 2008 He publishes his third novel, Paper Towns.

But he was also inspired by the way Esther lived her life. She was sarcastic, angry, brave—and funny. “Esther was such a normal kid and so charismatic,” he said. “She 29 John Green, Esther Grace Earl, and Esther’s brother Graham goof off for the camera. ” Green began to think in a new way about his old idea for a novel about kids with cancer. The chaplain dropped out of the picture, and a new voice emerged, that of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a girl inspired by Esther’s humor and strength (though Green has been clear that Hazel is not Esther).

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