Story Behind the Story of Focus On Love, by Candee Fick
|Photo by Candee Fick|
My latest release returns to The Wardrobe Dinner Theatre. The first book of the series featured a dancer while the third book will feature a singer. But when I needed a special talent for Liz in this second book, I didn’t have to look further than her hobby of photography.
Except uncovering her talent was only the beginning. Even through my father knew enough to teach a photography class before I was born, my personal experience was limited to older auto-focus cameras and more recently a phone app. However, both of my sisters-in-law have fancy cameras with fast-action shutters and zooming lenses. I’d seen close-up shots of my son playing basketball, so I knew what types of pictures could result with the best equipment. I also had an appreciation for those who could capture unique expressions in their subjects through powerful candid shots.
Knowing there was both technical skill and an art form involved, I set about doing enough research to make the story believable. (And I succeeded, because at least one beta reader asked how long I’d been doing photography!)
However, holding a camera wasn’t enough. When Liz uses her skill, she is also drawn into the realization that the ultimate Creator made her with the ability to express her own creativity through photography as well as acting. Except she’s pulled between being onstage or a life behind the lens. If given the choice, what dream would develop?
I believe God has a unique purpose for each of us. Liz lives out her creativity in a different way than I do through writing. Just like a nurse lives out her compassionate problem-solving skill differently than a teacher trying to reach the heart of a struggling student. The Creator has gifted each of us with a unique and special talent to then share with the world.
How are you uniquely wired?
Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but with a one-show contract, she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home. Meanwhile sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family while her husband is deployed, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away from building a family of his own. If given the choice, what dreams would develop? Or will they learn to focus on love instead?
Bio: Candee Fick is a multi-published author in both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job, writing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.
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