My Perception of the Afterlife

Linda Perry McCarthy Author Interview

Linda Perry McCarthy Author Interview

Life Sounds In Verse deftly explores various emotions through lyrical verse. What was the inspiration that made you want to publish this book?

Some poets and writers have a muse. I pray that God will guide and inspire my words; to be an instrument in His hands to assure all of His love and to hopefully encourage the downtrodden who are without hope. Helping to build or re-build faith is another of my intents when I seek inspiration, which comes to me through the Holy Spirit. I also find inspiration in Nature and through all God’s creations, including my family. The scriptures are a tremendous source of inspiration for me.

You explore many different emotions and topics in this collection. What do you find yourself often drifting towards when writing?

I drift toward the hereafter, according to my deeply-held religious beliefs. As much as I enjoy living in the now, I am limited physically by Parkinson’s Disease. I drift toward and dream of the day when I can scale mountains. For now, I create my own scenarios- my own worlds, often word and digitally-created scenes in my perception of the afterlife.

In reference to emotions explored in my poetry, I am personally familiar with each—good and not-so.

My favorite poem from the collection is ‘The Boy Prophet’. Do you have a favorite from the book?

I have a few favorite poems. If I narrow the choice down to one, it would be, “Land of My Father’s Birth.”

Do you plan on publishing more works of poetry?

I have published seven books of poetry now, and I am presently working on another. Just a few days ago, my most recent book—a memoir–was released: “Family Forever.”

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Life sounds are sounds of truth, love, faith, hope and beauty, as well as sounds of pain, sadness and grief. Transmitted by the Author and Creator of such sounds, they echo in our hearts and minds as we find and use them for ourselves and for the good of others.

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