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Welcome to Rose Hill Cottage

By Kathy NickersonJuly 8th, 2016slider1 Comment

 

 

Rose Hill Cottage is a lovely place nestled in the Ozark hills a little north of Branson, Missouri. And… I’m ready to hand you the keys, Dear Reader, on July 14th. Of course, the cottage only exists in my imagination and on the pages of my latest novel.

That is also true for Nora Kimble, the grieving author who rents the cottage as a summer escape. Although, like all my characters, Nora is almost as real to me as my own daughters.

She has a bit of trouble through the summer, as you can imagine. Some of it is inside her own soul. Some of it comes from an unexpected house guest who refuses to leave. (You may recognize Bess Caldwell if you have read Thirty Days to Glory. Her children took away the car keys in that book.)

And some of Nora’s trouble comes from her mother, her editor, and various folks in the community who absolutely refuse to let her grieve alone. I shan’t tell you how it all works out, though. You will have to visit the cottage to learn those details. You should be able to find your way. Make a left turn at the convenience store followed by a right at the bait shop. If that doesn’t work for you, try CrossRiver.com, Amazon.com, or your local independent bookstore. If you happen to run into me in the grocery store, I’ll probably have a key to the cottage in the backseat of my car. We small town folks tend to work that way.

I hope you drop in at Rose Hill Cottage this summer. Be sure to let me know if you enjoy your stay.

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By Kathy NickersonJuly 1st, 2016sliderNo Comments

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The Secret of Serendipity

By Kathy NickersonJanuary 9th, 2016mercy, slider1 Comment

Serendipity Summer - Cover

Once Upon a Time, I read an advice column that said if I wrote 250 words per day, I could finish a short novel in one year. So, I did. I can still remember the light coming through the bedroom window and falling on the desk where I sat when I started that project. And, I remember the children, who inspired much of the story, running in and out of the room in the afternoons.

A few other things came along in the decades that followed, and I tucked the story away. The children grew. Other books were published. Then the children married and had children. I puttered with the little novel now and then. One day, when I was thinking of my seven granddaughters, I pulled out the manuscript made up of many days of words. I wondered if it still held a story. Since it is nearly impossible for a writer to judge such things on her own, I shipped it off to a publisher and said, “Do you think this is a story?”

And the publisher said, “Indeed! All it lacks is a gorgeous cover and some lovely drawings on the inside.”

So, we searched until we found the perfect artist to supply those things. And now, today, the story is almost ready to be told. Here is the gorgeous cover. (Our marvelous illustrator’s name shall appear on the final version. Thank you, Vanita.)

If you wait only a few more weeks, you can hold it in your hand and read it yourself. And then, you can tell me, Dear Reader, if you think it is true that you can actually write a book by writing only 250 words a day.

And then re-writing them for the next thirty years.

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P.S. You may pre-order a copy at CrossRiver Media

Or, you could plan to drop in at our garden party in March and pick up a copy in person. Email me if you want us to save you a seat.

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Thirty Days to Glory

By Kathy NickersonJune 16th, 2013slider4 Comments

Coming in October, 2013 from Cross River Media

 

Catherine Benson longs to do One Great Thing before she dies and Elmer Grigsby hopes to stay seriously drunk until he slips out of the world unnoticed. When their destinies intersect one Tuesday in December, they both discover it is only Thirty Days to Glory.

Against a Christmas backdrop, Catherine searches for purpose while fighting the infirmities of age and the best intentions of her children. She gains support in the battle from her faithful housekeeper and her quirky friends known as the Glory Circle Sisters.

Elmer isn’t supported by anyone, except maybe his cat. When he opens the last whiskey bottle of the month, he knows it is time to shuffle down to the post office and pick up his government check. Somewhere in his fog, Elmer knows he was once a better man. That is why he stays in the fog.

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Places I Write

By Kathy NickersonSeptember 30th, 2012sliderNo Comments

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Speaker

By Kathy NickersonSeptember 29th, 2012sliderNo Comments

I love encouraging people, and a microphone is my favorite accessory. You might find me wearing one at church meetings, women’s retreats, youth gatherings, writer’s workshops, or in a classroom of future physicians.

I’d love to share a few words with your group. Just contact me here.

To contact Kathy Nickerson visit the Contact Kathy page or use the simple message form in the sidebar. We look forward to hearing from you!

Some speaking topics include:

Faith: Learning to Love the Bible, Trusting God in Hard Times, Growing with God through the Seasons of Life

Family: Making Marriage almost Happily Ever After, Stages of Parenthood, The In-law Issue

Writing: So You Want to Be a Writer, Finding Your Purpose, Practical Pointers

Tough Topics: Dealing with Addiction, Battling Depression, Cancer: the six-letter word with a four-letter attitude.

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