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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.

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.

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…

How to Talk to Strangers

I talk to people in elevators. I realize this is probably not the proper commuter etiquette. But to ignore the person pressing against my left shoulder as we travel three floors seems like ignoring our shared humanity. Plus, I'm a talker. And it is so awkward to stare...

Three Things I’ve Learned about Love

In celebration of the Month of Love, here are three things I've picked up through six decades on earth and forty-five years of marriage. Feel free to add to my list. One ~ Love cannot read my mind.  Frankly, I can't even read my own mind most days. So, why should I...

This is the Middle-School of Adulthood

My friend, Dottie, had a birthday recently. She pointed out that the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" is the theme song of our graduating class. We have been taking turns singing it all year as we each hit that milestone. Paul McCartney had a romantic picture for this...