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.

It’s Almost October!

You could read the title of this post in several ways, depending on which word you emphasize, and what voice inflection you give: Here is the phrase from my friends who suffer during the dark days of winter. Note their tone of despair: It's almost October! (I'm so...

Loving the Broken Things

Evidently, I missed National Teddy Bear Week recently. Yesterday, I pulled this little guy from the box where he'd been packed for the last several months. Our three-year-old granddaughter grabbed him up for a squeeze and said, "Oh, he's broken." I made this bear...

No One is Ordinary

Our three-year-old granddaughter saw a framed photo of my husband and me this week. "Oh," she said, "It's Sheriff Grandpa and Princess Grandma." Neither of us is wearing the appropriate attire for those titles. The only time she's seen Gramps in his Deputy Sheriff...