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.

He’s Alive

From our side of history, the Easter story is so clear.  But, If I'd been there, I probably would have doubted, too. (The following conversations are my paraphrase of scriptures quoted in the book of Mark.)  "When we get to Jerusalem," Jesus told his friends, "I will...

Why I’m Wearing Green Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. If you think this day is about drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage, you may have missed a few details. The story begins when sixteen-year-old Patrick was captured from his father’s farm in Britain and taken as a slave to...

I’m Waiting with the Angels

For lent, I'm reading First Timothy 3:16 and focusing on a different phrase every week. It's one of the ways I'm preparing my heart for another pandemic Easter. This week, the phrase about Jesus is this: "He was seen by angels." It seems like a small phrase. Only five...