About the Author: Dylan Peters
Who is Dylan Peters?
Dylan Peters is a typical all-American boy who loves to play football, soccer, and baseball. He's a good student, too. His favorite subjects in school are reading and math. Dylan lives with his parents, his older brother, Leighton, and his younger sister, Brooke, in Olathe, a small town in the gently rolling hills of eastern Kansas. He was first diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was just four years old.
Five years later, Dylan is now 14 years old and getting ready to embark on a new journey - high school. He will be attending a private college preparatory school, one in which none of his friends are going to. He is looking forward to meeting many new individuals, playing football and baseball, and joining the Theatre and Debate clubs. He still enjoys reading and math. Quite often you will find him behind the wheel of his mom's SUV since he just got his learner's permit. Dylan is extremely thankful for all of the supportive emails, letters, and phone calls he has received since he wrote Tic Talk. Most of all, Dylan is happy that his book has helped many kids talk about their own TS as well as teach others to accept individuals with challenges. Dylan hopes that his book will continue to help kids with TS know they are not alone.
Dylan's story continues as he opens a new chapter in his life. He graduated from Pembroke Hill in May among the top of his class. Along the way he received numerous academic and athletic awards. He is most proud of being named a National Merit Scholar Award Winner as less than 1% of high school graduates are honored with this award. Dylan will be attending Duke University in Durham, NC in the fall and plans to double major in Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science, with a possible minor in Mathematics. He is very excited to begin his new journey. Dylan has continued to help local kids with their TS while providing insight about living with TS to others. Dylan wants each and every child diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome to not let it hold them back from reaching for their dreams – he is proof you can obtain them.