Canadian mom publishes “Tic Talk” book for her daughter

Good day, I am a mom of a child with Tourette Syndrome. I live in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, where there are very few others who suffer from this. My daughter, like most kids with TS, hates going to school. She is misunderstood by her classmates and teachers.

To help her cope during her bad days with TS, I wrote a book called “Tic Talk.” It is a realistic view of her everyday life, good AND bad. The ending is positive and hopeful. I received encouragement for the book by parents with children with and without TS, and even parents of children with other mental and physical disorders. It is written in rhyme form and is a good book to teach tolerence, understanding and even bonding for those who suffer similar tics and anxieties.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or interest.


  1. I saw this moments after writing you on your other post. You are quite the writer it seems. Are you finding that many people have read your books? I’d imagine there would be great need for it in the States, the UK and even here in Australia. TS is real here Down Under. We have institutes and everything dedicated toward it, but research never seems to get ahead of itself. Sounds like you have the same problem on the other side of the world. We need to do something about that, and books like yours will help!!!

  2. Hei,
    I am a MOM from Norway with a boy – 13 with TS++. I would very much like to buy your book. If you could mail me on the above address, I would appreciate it..:)) Then we can “talk” further.

    Best regards
    Sissel Horni
    Oslo – Norway

    • Sissel,
      Welcome to the blog! We are so honored to have you join us from Norway! We have readers and contributors from all over the world, but you are the first from Norway! Would you be interested in becoming a contributor to the blog? If so, e-mail us at parents@njcts.org. Thank you!

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