Congratulations to Beck Nicholas on her latest release- Temper!
Inspiration from life outside of writing
by Beck Nicholas
by Beck Nicholas
Thanks for having me here today. I’m so excited about Temper’s release. It’s no secret that writing a book and seeing it published is a long process but the real beginnings of Temper go back before even Lifer began.
Right back to sitting in a laboratory and waiting (and waiting) for vacuum pumps to do their thing.
I’ve always loved stories and I’ve always loved science. My favourite subjects at school were science and English. I studied laser chemistry at university for many years (see picture).
(Me getting my PhD)
In my field of physical chemistry, there was a lot of waiting. I used lasers to investigate chemical reactions. Vacuums and lasers take time to get going. Experiments using them can take hours and hours to run. During those times I would imagine stories, inspired by the experiments and scientists around me.
The characters in my head were influenced by my research. When it came time to write I drew on these experiences and writing sci-fi seemed to make sense. In this way I’m able to follow two things I love. It’s fun to use my knowledge and my imagination together to create something.
February 23, 2016
FREEDOM COMES WITH A PRICE.
Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind.
Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder. When Asher volunteers to get the drug need to calm people down, tension ignites.
Loyalties are questioned.
Jealousy rears its head. Sparks fly.
And when rumor of a second ship hits close to home, all bets are off.
Have the aliens returned? Is this the end of everything Asher has ever known?
December 16, 2014
The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing.
But sometimes the past is better left buried. As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to...
About the Author
I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.