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.

Will You Still be My Valentine?

In February of 1974, my future-husband gave me a Valentine for the first time. It was the size of a poster and featured Peanuts characters. On the inside, Snoopy popped up and danced on a little spring. The caption read, "Since we met, my feet have never touched the...

What I’m Thinking as I get my Vaccine

What I’m Thinking as I get my Vaccine

This week, I got my first dose of the Covid vaccine. I'm not kidding when I say this makes me emotional. People we love have died from this disease, and we have felt helpless to do anything except wear our masks, wash our hands, and hunker down. We will still be doing...

Do The Next Right Thing

Some days are hard to slog through. Days of quarantine. Days of homeschool. Days of teething babies. Days of grief. The list goes on. When I am faced with days like that, I hear this phrase in my head, "Just do the next right thing." Yes, this is a Disney princess...