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Author Alisha Burton Labors Second Child During Second Book Launch

In the bustling world of children's literature, one name has recently garnered attention for both literary prowess and exceptional resilience: Alisha Burton. With her enchanting series centered around the lovable character "Trevor the Mouse," Alisha has captured the hearts of readers, young and old alike. However, it is not only her literary achievements that have captivated audiences but also her remarkable ability to navigate the simultaneous launch of her books and the birth of her second child.

2023 has been a milestone for Alisha, marked by the release of not one but two additions to the "Trevor the Mouse" series. "Trevor the Mouse and His Unexpected House" debuted in March, delighting readers with its whimsical narrative and captivating illustrations. The story follows the adventures of Trevor as he explores the wonders of an unexpected abode, teaching valuable lessons of adaptability and friendship along the way.

However, it was the recent release of "Trevor the Mouse and the Grumpy Snowman" that drew widespread attention, not merely for its heartwarming narrative but for the extraordinary circumstances surrounding its launch. On October 25th, Alisha went into labor with her second son and received her author copies of "Trevor the Mouse and the Grumpy Snowman" at her home in Guatemala. Despite enduring the discomfort of labor, Alisha commemorated this momentous occasion with a special unboxing video, showcasing her unwavering dedication to her craft. "We were amazed that the copies of her book arrived the same day as the launch while she was simultaneously in labor with her second child. This timing could not have been more perfect." Jessica Senesac, COO of Tabletop Publishing, explained, "We sent out the book weeks prior to their arrival, not knowing how long it would take to arrive from the U.S. into Guatemala."

In her own words, Alisha reflected on the serendipitous alignment of these momentous events, stating, "What a wonderfully timed surprise this was! I’m home enduring some painful contractions, waiting for the baby to finally make his long-awaited appearance, when I happened upon this on Facebook." ("this" being the live launch video created by her publishers at Tabletop Publishing celebrating her book launch.) Alisha expressed that it was akin to having two babies in one day. Alisha exudes an infectious sense of excitement and gratitude, expressing heartfelt appreciation for the support she has received.

Alisha's remarkable journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring authors and creatives, emphasizing the power of perseverance, passion, and the ability to navigate life's challenges with grace. Her story underscores the notion that with determination and a relentless spirit, one can achieve their dreams.

As Alisha continues to weave enchanting tales through the eyes of Trevor the Mouse, her readers eagerly anticipate the magic she will bring to their bookshelves in the years to come. Her narrative, one of literary triumph and personal fortitude, is a testament to the power of storytelling and the indomitable spirit of the human experience.

Join Alisha and the Tabletop Team during a live celebration for her book launch on November 9th at 11 a.m. EST.


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