Title: Seasons Within
Author: Lele Iturrioz
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: December 15, 2016
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.
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.
1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
Harry Potter was the catalyst of my love for fantasy.
2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Planning! I love planning. It makes my day to know I need to write a new character or plan a little more about the world. I have a booklet called Terra’s guidebook (download here for free…)
in that booklet I have all my characters and their stats, the world of Terra, its rules, its past, the cities, the bad guys, the symbols, everything! (Warning, it has spoilers)
3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I’m more intrigued about characters than genre. I can read any genre as long as their characters are beautifully planned. Saying that…I absolutely love romance! Not the insta-love type of romance because one of my favorite things to read is the way a relationship develops. The nerves, the confusion, the flirting, all those things that makes me feel like falling in love again.
4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I’m actually planning to co-author with bestselling author Adriana Gonzalez, she is incredible!! I wish someday to work with my talented friend Priyam and I would also love to co-write with Veronica Roth, she seems like so much fun.
5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Always! Although my specialty is screenwriting, it wasn’t until two years ago when I decided to write a book.
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.