Robert Baittie, Author of “Tremors in the Universe,” Highlighted in Author Solutions Real Authors, Real Impact Campaign

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Baittie’s powerful journey of personal healing provides readers an intimate look into his journey with Parkinson’s disease

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading provider of supported self-publishing services, is featuring Robert Baittie, author of the Balboa Press title, “Tremors in the Universe,“ through its Real Authors, Real Impact campaign.

Before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 50, Baittie’s health was peaking and he was in outstanding physical condition. Shortly after receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2012, Baittie began journaling his experience in a blog, which he eventually turned into a book.

“My mission was to raise awareness and provide greater understanding and clarity in three ways: for myself—by examining my positive relationship with a chronic disease; for my three children—through sharing my beliefs and attitudes towards life; and for recently diagnosed Parkinson’s patients—by removing some of the mystery surrounding the disease,” Baittie explained.

“Ultimately, my hope is that ‘Tremors in the Universe’ offers a compass for those seeking to find their way back to a spiritual center, which will open their heart and mind to greater feelings of acceptance, of purpose, and love,” Baittie continued. “The principles I share in the book are universal and contain the very truth needed to overcome any challenge and instill a renewed sense of life’s purpose. It’s about choice. We all can choose to be happy.”

In the book, Baittie addresses his decision to participate in the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s PPMI clinical trial. The goal of these studies is to isolate a biomarker that may lead or contribute toward developing a cure.

Baittie has made a commitment to fundraising on behalf of Parkinson’s research, donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Tremors in the Universe” to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The National Parkinson Foundation. More about the book and Baittie’s life with Parkinson’s can be found at

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Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in providing supported self-publishing services. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped nearly 180,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 225,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions’ global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India. For more information, please visit Follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at for the latest self-publishing news.

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