HARRODSBURG — Bobbi Rightmyer’s 2013 promises to be exciting: She has several more books coming out, among them her newest book of poetry, “Some Scars Don’t Heal.”
“It contains poems detailing a point in my life when I was getting divorced and had two small children to care for,” Rightmyer said of the volume of poetry. “My life felt out of control and these poems help identify this message. Although never mentioned by name, most of these poems were written about people from my past life, for lack of a better word. My ex-family was a difficult one to escape from, but I am now so much better off.
“This was was over 25 years ago, but it wasn’t until I wrote these poems that I was able to escape from the overwhelming depression that was hanging over my life.”
Another book is “Care and Feeding of Nightmares,” which was published last year but will be re-released with a new cover in 2013.
“These poems are fairly dark in nature and they were written in the aftermath of my baby sister dying,” Rightmyer explained. “She was only 39 years old and it was so unexpected, it threw me into a tailspin. Writing these helped me through several years of therapy and helped me get my life back on track.
“This book was the first step to my writing independence and the realization that I could actually write for a living. I had been a registered nurse for 20 years up until then and I never realized how much I hated what I was doing. I am now so much better off — emotionally and physically — and I spend most of my days writing.”
Rightmyer also has a couple of other books being published: “The Taste of Coal,” her fourth chapbook of poetry, which is being published by Finishing Line Press; and a non-fiction book about a Harrodsburg murder trial titled “The Mad Bandit.”
“I am also working on a new Arcadia book about Old Fort Harrod State Park and a book about Harrodsburg’s Poet Laureate, the late Louise Isham Dean,” Rightmyer added.
Rightmyer said she looks forward to the researching of books almost as much as the writing.
“Although the last three books of poetry have been dark, emotional poems, I am in the process of writing some upbeat and inspirational poems to be published at a later date,” she noted.
More information about Rightmyer’s books can be found at www.bobbidawnrightmyer.yolasite.com or www.bobbidawnrightmyer.blogspot.com. Books can be ordered through the website; by calling Rightmyer at (859) 734-5760; or emailing her at brightmyer249@hotmail. com.