What genre are your books?
Seasons Within is a YA fantasy book. It has romance, adventure, and quirky humor.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?
I love fantasy. I like the idea of new worlds and possibilities beyond what we can achieve. I like stories where anyone ordinary can become extraordinary.
What is Seasons Within about?
It´s about a teenage redhead with unusual markings on her wrist that goes by the name of G.
Unlike most teenage girls, G doesn’t know her real name, she doesn’t know where she came from and she doesn’t know who she’s meant to become. G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her.
Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with.
How did you come up with the idea?
One day I was walking around with my headphones while listening to Breath of Life by Florence and the Machine (Awesome song!). The street was covered with hundreds of leafs and when the wind came, it made all the leaves fly. In my perspective and with the headphones it looked as if they were dancing, so I lifted my arms and danced among the flying leafs. Besides the fact that I looked like a crazy person swinging my arms to the sky, for a moment I felt like I was the one moving them.
And that’s how G, my main character was born, a girl who had the power to move Nature in a world that was possible.
How did you come up with the title?
The title is based on two things, the first one is that G has the power to wield all elements, she has the four seasons within herself and the second one is that the seasons represent the year she has before her Resurgence.
How old are your characters?
G turns 18 at the beginning of the book. The rest are between 15 to 24 years old.
Who are the bad guys in this book?
There a lot of bad guys in Seasons Within. There are dragons made by bones and huge bat wings, there are giant spiders with three scorpion tails, there are snakes covered in spikes that grow each time they eat someone and there are blind wolves with needles instead of hair that can track anyone from miles away. All of them are led by the same man, the one who just found where G was hiding all those 12 years.
Is there a message in your novel that you hope readers will grasp?
Nature can survive without humans but humans can’t survive without nature. We need to take better care of the only planet we have.
What was your favorite part to write and why?
I loved writing Edan and G together. I like to play around with their chemistry. To find a balance between their personalities.
Title: Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: December 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.
It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.
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About the Author
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco. I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within
I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.