BECK NICHOLAS Interview:
Questions asked by Poppy Nwosu.
One of the aspects I love about your work is how unashamedly romantic it is. ‘The Last Days of Us’ has some beautiful and epic love scenes that would have felt at home in a Hollywood romance drama, (I’m thinking about the epic storm kiss scene in particular). Sometimes I think romance in YA gets a bad reputation, but I am personally such a huge fan of it, which is why I love seeing romantic plotlines so front and centre in novels like yours.
Thanks for the compliments *blushes* that's so nice to say! I do love some romance, if it works for the stories and the characters and Zoey and Luc had such chemistry for me from the start. My characters tend to feel a lot about a lot and that includes romantically. It can be huge in a character's world even if it's not so big in the scheme of things. It's all about finding who you are with and even more importantly sometimes without another. Some romances don't help that self discovery, sometimes it can take seeing yourself how someone else does to find our way.
Last Days poured out as I wrote if from a place in my heart that I'd put off exploring for a bit. Sometimes I get stuck and it's usually because I don't know something about a character well enough or I'm not ready to write the story yet.
So many. I've always read a lot so it's hard to pin down to one or two. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta had a huge impact on me as it showed me my young Australia and that was worth of writing/reading about.
I actually just started another road trip story. It seems I can't get away from them. This one's through the red heart of Australia rather than along the coast and is all about how well we know people and how relationships - sisterly ones in this case - might just happen when you're not looking. Oh and about teen pop sensation Chloe Hart and her fans the Hart-attacks.
Thanks for having me to chat!! Great questions!!
Thank you so much for your answers Beck!
It was a pleasure to host you for this interview! :)
Thanks so much for reading!
I'd love to know your thoughts! :)