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.

These Things are Helping me Through

These Things are Helping me Through

It is still Covid-crazy in our part of the world. My husband and I are about to make a big transition. It is dark when we wake up every morning, and today it is -4 degrees. Here are some things that are helping me get through, not in order of importance: My Spot - ...

Waiting for the Snow and More

We are waiting for snow here in our neighborhood. Major snow. Schools cancelled 24 hours in advance based on the predictions. They even cancelled basketball games. That is serious in our part of the world. And yet, it looks a little more like spring through my office...

Does This Snowman Spark My Joy?

As I put away Christmas this year, I'm asking that question about everything from twinkle lights (yes) to broken candles (not really. But do they make this kind anymore?). We've celebrated our last merry & bright season in this little house, and I'm rather sad....