Augmented Reality

November Fox Augmented Reality Demo

Some say…..

Augmented reality will be as practical as it is playful | VentureBeat


So here below is a demo video of how I used Augmented Reality to show another level to the story of November Fox. When you scan the 43 drawings in either the A5 paperback or the larger than A4 hardback 1st edition, you will reveal November Fox’s world as viewed by the narrator, “The Architect.”

Sitting upon Charlie, The Architect’s magic carpet, are three 3D interactive elements you can engage with. You have a retro TV, that shows you scenes from November Fox’s life relevant to the chapter you are reading, an old gramophone, that plays November Fox’s music, and a message in a bottle that leads to other places relevant to the chapter.

Although the story can be read without these added tech elements, I wished to create layers within layers to mirror our own layered consciousness.

There are many perspectives that make up reality, so I wished to use technology to further enhance the range of how to view the story as it unfolds.

When I first started playing with Augmented Reality back in 2011, no-one that I talked to had heard of it. With the Pokémon go game, finally, AR make its presence known to the masses. I find the whole concept of layering organic reality with in-organic extra information fascinating and I feel really excited about the future of AR.

I felt so grateful for the time when I was running the first Kickstarter campaign to launch the 1st edition and Theo the CEO of Limebizz AR Concepts reached out and offered to support my book by hosting and helping with the implementation of the AR. Rens, one of the tech guys there, enabled me to take my AR ideas to the next level when he said he could help make them interactive 3D elements.

So although the tech editions are fun, the November Fox story can stand alone without them. They are simply there to give an added depth, for those who like worlds within worlds.

November Fox Book 1. Audiobook Trailer

I have created a new trailer specifically for the audiobook. I used the first 4 minutes of the story to give a little taste…here it is.


Cover Re-vamp!

So when the audiobook was finished I decided to give the cover a re-vamp and also as I plan on this being a 3-part series, I thought I’d design something that works well as a trio. So this image here of the three covers is what I’m thinking. I know that book 2 is a magic realism romance novel, and book 3 will be a time-travel adventure. I know I am jumping genres a little, but November can’t help it, she’s a Freebird after all and doesn’t really fit in one fixed category.

Here are the drafts of the 3 covers.

Now I just need to finish the content! The countdown is on….



The Audiobook is Here!

Wooohooo…It is finally ready. Thanks so much to James Abbott (narration) and Jason at Stakeout Studios London for their outstanding job in producing the audiobook. I love how James has made November Fox from Wales as her singsong accent really captures her inquisitive curious nature, and James plays The Architect superbly! Listening to it makes me think it was always meant to be an audiobook or a game or a movie. One day I hope it is a Netflix series 🙂

Audible is a great platform, I’ve been listening to books with them for years as I am often on the move and I can listen while I drive or clean the house. If it’s your first time with audible you get your first book free, and if you stay with them for 2 billing cycles (which means two more books you can have) they will pay me a bonus! So everyone wins 🙂 So head over and get November Fox the audiobook for free!!! Here are some links.





Top of the Amazon Charts!!

Well I’m rather excited to report the free version of November Fox (Book 0. Law Of Attraction) hit the number 1 position for its category yesterday, it has slipped a little today but I am hoping to climb back up this week.

Being a musician, playing soccer and working for 5 years on this book, I’ve always wanted to top the charts, in music, in soccer, on Amazon….heck, on any chart! Always striving to climb the ladders. So despite it just being the free Amazon chart and possibly only a fleeting experience, I will saver this moment of achievement as it means the book is underway with its light-spreading mission to find its readers. Yey. Thank you to those of you who downloaded it to make the chart topping possible. 🙂

This is an image of where it is today. Position 2 and 7 USA , and 1 in Australia 🙂

Please download and review if you wish be part of the journey of November Fox taking flight. I’d be ever so grateful.

Love & Gratitude, Esther (E.E. Bertram)

November Fox Now on the iBooks Store!

I’m really excited that November Fox is now available on the iBooks store! 

In this edition of the book, readers can fully immerse themselves in the story because there are embedded videos and audio tracks from November Fox in each chapter, enabling readers to directly view Lucitopia from The Architects perspective.