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.

Our Forever Home (It’s not what you think)

This morning's social media tour is bringing up loads of pictures from the summer Homecoming celebration in the little community where I was born and raised. We had 28 people in our graduating class, and most of us had been together for twelve years or longer. I...

Only Yesterday …

This weekend, our two oldest grandsons led the way for several years of college graduations in our family. (Nod to the grandson who may become a chef and open an eatery on the beach. We will celebrate with equal vigor.) Seeing these men in all their finery, with...

With All My Worldly Goods I Thee Endow

"With all my worldly goods I Thee endow." Back in the day, that phrase was part of the exchange of rings and vows in a wedding ceremony. I don't think people say it much anymore. It has been on my mind as Wendell and I sort through an accumulation of stuff before our...