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Kathy Nickerson

Author, Speaker, and Eternal Optimist

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you find something here that will encourage you in your faith, family, friendships, and fun.

My Books

The Secret of Serendipity

Serendipity is a delicious word. Do you know what it means? More importantly, do you have it? Kara Jane…

The Marvel House

In her seventy-fifth autumn, Madge DuPree blusters into the Marvel House like a crotchety Mary Poppins… 

30 Days to Glory

This is the story of Catherine Benson who longs to do One Great Thing before she dies and Elmer Grigsby who…

Rose Hill Cottage

After the death of her young husband, best-selling novelist Nora Kimble escapes New York for a summer…

About Me

Kathy Nickerson

I am loving my new home in Nebraska, where I live with my handsome husband of fifty years. We are the parents of four children who grew up to become our best friends and who have given us seventeen grandchildren, so far. My eternal optimism comes from my mother, The Nicest Woman on Earth, and from a deep faith in the God who made Light to shine from darkness.

My articles have appeared in several magazines and my books are available at, from this website, or by contacting me for a book event. Sign up for my email list so we can stay in touch.

Why I Write Books (instead of baking cookies)

I would like to tell you that I write novels to share a timeless message with the world. Or to contribute to the greater good. I hope my books accomplish those goals. At least a bit. But the truth is I write books because I'm a much nicer person when I'm chatting with...

To the Class of ’74

I'm not sure we will have an official 50th-class reunion this year. We are all busy, and most of us live a long way from the little school where we first met. So, I decided to host a celebration on my blog. Here's to us, the Atlanta High School Class of 1974. Whether...

Three Pieces of Advice

No one has asked me to give a commencement address. If they did, I think I'd say three (very short) things. Here is my best advice to the graduates of 2024 - and all the rest of us. It is ancient wisdom originally written by a Jewish prophet named Micah who lived at...