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.

Rolling Back Time

The first Saturday night in November is traditionally something of a party. We stay up a smidgen later, because we know the clock will roll back at 2:00am, and everyone will get an extra hour of sleep. Unless you have small children who will now rise at 4:00am. Or...

How Quarantine is Like a Snow Day

You know that feeling. Whether you are a kid listening for the radio announcement or an office worker waiting for the email. "Snow Day!" No school. No work. No anything that moves. It doesn't happen often for most adults, but around here, we can count on it once every...

Let’s Add the Color

The trees of autumn 2020 are letting me down. That is no surprise. Instead of turning to rich golds, reds, and yellows, the leaves around us are turning brown, curling up, and dropping to the ground in surrender. Or defeat. My husband says it has nothing to do with...