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Interview: E.E Bertram

unnamedNovember Fox has never even heard of other dimensions when a teleporting magical cube appears on her doorstep. With a hole in her heart and a cosmic identity yet to be discovered, the orphan rock star accepts an invitation to find the key within herself that will unlock the mysteries of form.

Little does she know, The Architect, from the race of philosophical beings who create our world of form, has been watching over her all her life.

Realities eclipse as we embark on a metaphysical “Alice in Wonderland” like adventure through time and space. November learns the necessity to harness the power of her mind and heart if she wishes to unlock the cube and escape the different levels of reality she continually finds herself within.

Grieving Erica, a teacher and writer from London, finds The Architect’s fascinating letter in a glass bottle washed ashore on Brighton Beach. Pages continue to magically appear as she, too, is compelled to follow November’s quest.

Realities eclipse as we embark on a metaphysical adventure through time and space. November learns that harnessing the power of her mind and heart is fundamental, if she wishes to unlock the cube and escape the sometimes sinister, sometimes wonderful dimensions into which she is propelled.

Combining elements inspired by the new thought movement, the law of attraction, magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, November learns that she can use the power of dreaming, imagination and positive thinking to remake herself and her world.

November Fox will be enjoyed by readers who liked wisdom-filled, visionary fiction fables like “The Alchemist,” the escapism of “Alice in Wonderland” or the Mind-bending nature of the movie “The Matrix.”

As an idiosyncratic fantasy/science fiction crossover, it is suitable for teens and adults alike.

It comes with 39 illustrations with an Augmented Reality technology feature, enabling readers to further expand their experience.

“Things aren’t always as they seem, do we wake or do we dream?”

Release Date: November 1
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What is your writing Kryptonite?

I work best writing for longer sessions over shorter, consequently my writing kryptonite is distraction by any interruptions to need to do something or be somewhere. This being the case I was quite a hermit for the years I spent working on the book and my friends got use to me rarely coming out of the igloo.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I didn’t write at all to please readers, yet I wrote with the hope to inspire them. The content had a framework although once I got started it seemed to write itself and had a life of its own. This is also why it doesn’t fall into any clear genres and is a cross-over of various styles, and with the Augmented Reality it is in a new world of its own. I added this element for the readers, yet it is not because they expect it. I added it to enhance their experience and push the boundaries of what’s possible when you mix technology and art.

 

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

The first three have connecting threads yet also can be read in isolation. As I’ve been a songwriter my whole life, when I create an album I like each song to stand alone, yet they share some thematic and instrumentation similarities and can either be listened to alone or as part of the full album. This is the same approach I’m taking with the series.

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. This was a beautiful book that follows the journey of Siddhartha and his spiritual awakening and path of self-discovery. It was originally published in 1922. I love the sophistication of simplicity and this book manages to have deep meaning within the easy and lyrical style framework. Very few people seem to have heard of this book.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Normally my animal is giraffe due to my head being in the sky, feet on the ground, looking into the future and with perspective, and being vegan. Yet as a writer I’d say I’m a flying turtle, walking the land, diving deep into the sea, soaring the skies, yet always with my hermit home with me, enabling me to tuck inside and escape the world. Also being a turtle gives me the patience needed to take things slow and steady.

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E.E. Bertram (Esther Bertram) is an Author, Musician & Media Artist. Her dedication, creative mind, and technical skill set enable her to create innovative and orig
inal expressions, combining wisdom and fantasy, to assist her life’s mission – “To inspire wonder and growth.” After more than a decade of touring Europe and recording as a professional singer/songwriter and producer of electronic music, Esther has spent 5 years creating the media-fusion, metaphysical, fantasy, science fiction novel “November Fox.” The book incorporates Augmented Reality with a connected music project. This pioneering way of story telling is on the leading edge of what is possible when you combine technology with art.

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Author:

Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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