Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
Hi Fiona: `My name is Reverend Dr. Linda De Coff. I don’t think in terms of age. Rather I concentrate on living the timeless life, with focus on the immense powers of renewal and the eternally resurrecting power within ~ that which transcends time and space. I believe we should all begin to live transcendent of concepts of aging, rather to focus on eternal renewal.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I was born in Washington D.C., and very early on was moved to my grandparent’s home on the top of a hill in Beverly,Massachusetts, as my father sought work. I lived for a while with my grandparents, whom I deeply loved. My mother soon came along, now with my little sister and my first new brother. That was an exciting moment for me, to be re-united with my mother again. I loved the back patio of this spacious house that had a beautiful view of the ships in the harbor, dotted with lights and would spend many evenings there, taking in the view. We then moved to a house right next door, and here ~ my mother gave birth to my 2nd brother.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am the oldest of 7 children, with 5 brothers and one sister. I am still awe struck at how my parents managed to raise us all so well. At the age of 5 we moved from the house next to my grandparent’s home to a beautiful new town in Wenham, Massachusetts, and our family home is still located here, a beautiful country town, very close to Boston. My performing career began early, as a rock’n roll singer at the age of 13. This was a very joyous period for me and the band, as we continuously won local awards, played to large houses in the area and headlined at Hampton Beach with noted performers of the time. I then wanted to pursue acting, and earned a scholarship at Boston University’ School of Fine Arts, again a wonderful time exploring the art, starring in plays, and being so fortunate to be chosen by 20th Century Fox to come to New York. For many years, I did leading roles on television and Broadway, and loved every moment.
Yet, as I love expansion ~ I began to become more and more interested in metaphysics and the deeper questions that stir within us all, and began to be magically, it seemed ~ to be brought into spontaneous personal contact with some of the great innovators of the time, including Ida Rolph, Fritz Pearls, and others on the forefront of consciousness evolution. I studied Religious Science ~ The Science of Mind, the revered ancient teachings of the East and most advanced techniques for Healing Consciousness for 6 yrs., becoming a certified minister, achieving my doctorate and was then appointed head minister of New Thought Institute of New York. From then on, my greatest joy has been to teach the Truth that liberates and reveals the Divine human ~ that persons may rise into greater awareness of themselves, rejoicing in bringing out the limitless within. I have been privileged to speak at Carnegie Hall and other magnificent spots. After a busy public life, speaking at international conferences and having now evolved a vision for humanity’s next step in evolution, I was encouraged to put all this information into books, that persons could read no matter where they were in our wide universe and be able to implement in their lives.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am so pleased to say that I have just completed my 7 Book Series on Global Divine Consciousness. These books include the all-encompassing
BRIDGE OF THE GODS ~ A Handbook for Ascending Humanity; The Golden Pathway to Your Highest God Self! (This is the Master Book);
SONGS OF ETERNITY ~ Contemplations, Treatments & Meditations on the Word of God!
LIVING THE MIRACLE CONSCIOUSNESS ~ Attaining the Kingdom of Greatest Eternal Good! ~ Heaven on Earth
DIVINE PROSPERITY ~ The Unexpected Income Program, 12 Steps To Your Perfect Consciousness of Infinite & Eternal Supply!
DIVINE ROMANCE & PERFECT PARTNERSHIP ~ The Immortal Principles and Powers of Divine Love!
MYSTICISM & ULTIMATE DIVINE HEALING PROCESSES ~ The Perfect Principles & Patterns of God!
IMMORTALITY NOW & FOREVER ~ How To Live Forever In Your Divine Body of Light!
*All Books are available on Amazon in paperback & kindle ~ Visit my Amazon Author Page:
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing continuously, as I was evolving series of lectures and inspirational talks for my ministry in New York City. What was so amazing is that I never considered myself a writer, yet when I would approach the weekly topics, always focused on a particular aspect of Infinite Truth I wanted to empower people with, somehow a fountain of inspiration poured in and out onto the preparatory pages…the light of Highest Mind just poured out.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
This was the first time I was really aware of a new gift and aspect of communications opening up within me. I was certainly used to performing and transmitting the works of others, playing great characters that moved audiences so greatly, but now it was the Universal Words of Truth I was speaking to audiences, and how much more significant and rewarding it now felt to me to be able to offer certain hope and to see the lives of others changing so significantly right in front of me, as they grasped the greater power within themselves, as a result of hearing the lectures.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
In New York, my students began to ask: “When are you going to write a book on all this wonderful information. It was then, I began to formulate a vision for the future of humanity, living in conscious awareness of the true Spiritual and Divine nature of the individual and of all humankind, the next step in advancement for every department of life of common universal concern. I firmly believe that all things can be healed when centered in the fountain of limitless Divine power within and that true progress can only be made by embracing the wholeness of the Limitless Spiritual nature.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I had traveled by car across America, viewing all the mega sights, the glory of the land, the deserts, the mountains, the sites and the seas, attending a huge conference in Portland Oregon. When I arrived in Portland, the huge canyons of the Columbia River stretched high and wide, so awesome around me. At one point, there was a gorgeous small bridge one had to cross to get to the other side. This bridge is called The Bridge of the Gods. This vision stuck with me very powerfully, and when I thought of the title for my first book of the Divine Consciousness Series of works that would lay out the pathway to evolution…it was clear to me this should be the title…”BRIDGE OF THE GODS ~ A Handbook for Ascending Humanity, the Golden Pathway to Your Highest God Self!” This all-encompassing Master Book of the series would touch upon every aspect, giving keys to help persons to make the transition from the human to the Divine in themselves, crossing that Bridge of Consciousness within.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
To me writing is like a musical score, needing momentum, needing to move along and to raise images and feelings within the reader, so that the content is grasped beyond the intellectual level and becomes experiential, so that persons may transform with ease even while reading. So, I include lots of examples and stories so persons can get a visceral sense of the particular idea. I like to always put forth practical tools of implementation of whatever may be the theme, either soaring meditations for grounding deep within or consciousness raising exercises, so that persons can easily make changes within themselves, for Truth can remain just a foggy idea, unless really incorporated. Then the inspiration will come, the passageways of mind will light up, the soul ignites, and the person will know just what to do. I believe Truth must be made very accessible to the individual, whether child or full-blown adult. There is no time when persons cannot change and experience the life Divine.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All is very mystical and heavenly, yet at the same time tangible and most realistic. There are a multitude of examples throughout all my books, when persons shifted thought and experienced awesome beneficent results. I share from my own experience the profound changes I have witnessed both as a teacher and a minister, helping others… and in my own direct experience.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, I never have to physically travel, yet I have traveled considerably throughout my life. Right now, the traveling is done in consciousness. At this point, I am dedicated to writing in the main, and have a new series of books I will shortly begin, that will have a different format ~ “A Collection of Inspirational Talks”, Volumes I-IV. Here persons will be able to easily tune in to particular themes, i.e., “Expanding Horizons of Mind,”, “The Manifesting Laws”, “Seasons of the Soul’s Delight”, “The Resurrected Life”…and read various historical talks given on the subject.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I design all my covers.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Throughout all, there is a single message ~ “You are Divine and Unlimited. You can be free to live the life of the Divine wholeness and fruitfulness that you are! You can overcome! There is a way! Do it now, and experience the bliss of your Divine Self right in your manifest world!”
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
I cannot cite any favorites per se, yet I do love the works of any author who inspires the people to greater livingness and healing. There are so many who touch the hearts of readers in their own way, Paul Coelho, a beautiful, mystical, spiritual, romantic writer, for example. For another, Yogi Ramasharaka, a mystic of the late 18th Century who wrote Lessons on Truth, the works of the ancient Siddhi Yogis, great poets throughout time. I often enjoy reading the works of other authors, as we share our works with one another, and try to make a point at least once a month to read the works of another. I also love the action packed thriller works of my contemporary, Barry Finlay. These are so much fun to read and so well written.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
My students and followers at New Thought Institute of New York.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, it is definitely my career right now, as I continue to fulfill the vision of the various book series that have come to me.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I just completed the 7th and final book of the Global Divine Consciousness Series; “Immortality Now & Forever ~ How To Live Forever in Your Divine Body of Light!” There is not a thing I would change, though I may add a few things, perhaps in the future.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Only that indeed we can do anything. I really did not think I would be able to complete these mega books in my lifetime, yet some compelling force has made the way possible. Rising from within, the drive is irrepressible.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
My books do not lend themselves to film adaptation, for they are meant for the enlightenment of the individual.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Only follow your heart, and know whatever idea has come to you, it has come to be fulfilled. When writing, first meditate upon the impact you want your book to have on readers, meditate upon the perfect format to accomplish, let the Higher Mind guide you in the unfoldment, and every right idea will come forth to help you accomplish.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
May you advance greatly in your life, demonstrate all of your noble purposes, overcome all that binds, and live the joyous, elevated life. You can. The way is present.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am reading “Genesis ~ The Children Of Thoth” by Eugene Whitworth.I truly love this book, a rare jewel, a thrilling dramatization of the beginning of civilization ~ the arrival of humanity onAyer Earth. This book is at once filled with both exciting drama that even is pertinent now, Truth, the most compelling characters and a wealth of ancient spiritual practices.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Not really, but I did love the Nancy Drew mysteries, as she uncovered and solved perplexing mysteries case by case. Now, I love the search for Truth. There is no end, yet there are always answers before us ~ as the horizons of the Infinite splendor open unto all who genuinely seek.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I do like to laugh and I do remember laughing ‘til my sides hurt in the kitchen with family, as a silly joke was told. I cry within when anybody suffers needless pain, when negativity and hopelessness overcomes, when anybody is suffering limitation. I cry from joy when anyone becomes truly free and realized in their life.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Perhaps President Obama. I would like to thank him for the remarkable work he did, more important and critical for the life of the USA than people can ever know.
I am also a great admirer of Richard Branson, who has such a great and magnanimous spirit, filled with endless curiosity, endless drive towards invention and discovery and implementation of the new.
And, most especially, I know there is a great, risen and advanced individual that I would like to meet, as yet unknown to me…who will open my eyes towards even greater and more majestic realization of Truth. There is so much to look forward to.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I love swimming, breathing, meditating, movies, long hikes and walks.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I enjoy films that are either very exciting with a great “mystery” plot that makes one think, terrific acting or films about the greatness of humanity i.e. “Concussion”.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I am very big on shades of magenta and purple, pure white, love classical music and any music that is soul-lifting, ie. David Garrett’s contemporary and out of this world violin concerts, breaking the barriers of sound; Rachmaninoff, Billy Joel, Elton John. Give me the lyrics, the passion, the beauty of sound. As to favorite foods, I like wonderful salads, great desserts (particularly dark chocolate), a great mixture of natural elements.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
It would seem that I would have to speak out loud ~ in some way. There has been rock’n roll singing, performing on stage as an actress, speaking Truth, and what would be next after consolidating all in writing ~ I trust to my Soul that already knows.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She loved humanity. She taught the Truth. She helped people become the Truth of themselves, to find liberation from all that binds, to experience perfect healing and joy.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Visit Dr. Linda’s You Tube channel to hear Attaining Divine Consciousness Series of full length talks and meditations:
Here you will find on-going free monthly series articles, complete monthly talks and meditations on particular Higher Consciousness themes, and all updates on special events, i.e. a free E*Book once a month, complete “Global Divine Consciousness” series of books descriptions and excerpts, radio shows where I was the featured guest of the day you can download, and other special offers.
For complete listing of currently books, Visit Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-De-Coff/e/B006J351EM/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
LINKS FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS & PREVIEWS BOOKS BY REVEREND DR. LINDA DE COFF
DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS SERIES
BRIDGE OF THE GODS ~ A Handbook for Ascending Humanity; The Golden Pathway to Your Highest God Self! (This is the Master Book) http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=2658
SONGS OF ETERNITY ~ Contemplations, Treatments & Meditations on the Word of God!http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=110
LIVING THE MIRACLE CONSCIOUSNESS: Attaining the Kingdom of Greatest Eternal Good! ~ Heaven on Earth! http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=1331
DIVINE PROSPERITY ~ The Unexpected Income Program, 12 Steps To Your Perfect Consciousness of Infinite & Eternal Supply!http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=2165
DIVINE ROMANCE & PERFECT PARTNERSHIP ~ The Immortal Principles and Powers of Divine Love!http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=2019
MYSTICISM & ULTIMATE DIVINE HEALING PROCESSES ~ The Perfect Principles & Patterns of God!http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=2198
IMMORTALITY NOW & FOREVER ~ How To Live Forever In Your Divine Body of Light!http://revdrlindadecoff.com/?p=2320