Welcome!

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

Kathy Nickerson writes from her home in rural Missouri, where she lives with her husband of more than forty years. They are the parents of four children who grew up to become their best friends and who have given them fourteen grandchildren, so far. Kathy’s eternal optimism comes from her mother, The Nicest Woman on Earth, and from a deep faith in the God who made Light to shine from darkness.

Kathy’s articles have appeared in several magazines and her books are available online and in local bookstores.

Autumn Makes me Homesick

Autumn Makes me Homesick

(Photo credit to Serenity Bohon, who is probably homesick for these little boys who are now mostly men.) I love Autumn. But sometimes it makes me feel a bit homesick. In the midst of all the coziness, I get lonesome for my childhood home. For the family that gathered...

Life Hacks for More-Than-Middle Age

My handsome husband and I have passed the marker for middle age. We aren't over-the-hill, but we are closer to the summit than the trail head. Our journey is slower these days, but we sure enjoy the scenery more than we did back in the busy days. Here are a few life...

Lesson Learned from a Dog

Lesson Learned from a Dog

My dog hates fall. Silly dog. He isn't really mine, of course. Which explains a lot. He is just visiting while his people get settled. He isn't even from the United States, let alone the Midwest. So, he really doesn't get the whole beauty of autumn thing. He thinks...