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.

Number One Gift for 2023

Ten years ago, I wrote a post about the Top Ten Most Romantic gifts my husband has ever given me. The List hasn't changed much. This year, we have added one of the best gifts ever, though - Time. After nearly fifty years in medicine, Wendell has come home. At least...

Today We  Celebrate

Today We Celebrate

If my mother-in-law still lived on earth, I'd probably send her flowers today. I did that once on this date. And I included a card thanking her for giving birth to her youngest son. Wendell came along eight years after it seemed the family was already complete. He is...

The Danger of the Rear View Mirror

The Danger of the Rear View Mirror

Today is National Backward Day, which sounds completely made up but has an actual history that dates back to the Romans. I can see where it would be fun to celebrate this day. Eat dessert first, for instance. I am not, however, wearing my shirt backward or my...