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.

Happy New Year!

My grandmother used to tell us about one cold winter's night when they gathered with friends for a neighborhood party. It might have been New Year's Eve. All the young families bundled up their babies, harnessed their horses, and drove across the hills in sleighs. I'm...

Letting Go of Christmas

Letting Go of Christmas

I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize this:  I don't have to be the designated adult for Christmas anymore. Two more generations of our family now have have jobs, cars, homes, skills, and the ability to secure a meal. Yet, I kept thinking it was my job to do...

In Case Your Christmas isn’t Merry

In Case Your Christmas isn’t Merry

I'm a total fan of the Christmas season. But, I understand that sometimes the holly jolly can simply be too much. All the merry and bright can be painful to those of us who are facing the season with sorrow, loss, loneliness, sickness, poverty, or other problems of...