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.

We Salute You

We Salute You

  When my father got his draft letter for WWII, he had rarely been further from home than the State Fair. The only islands he'd seen appeared each summer when the Chariton River got low. And Europe seemed as far away as the moon. Even so, my dad climbed on the...

Prepare to Fall Back

Where do I sign the petition for "Leave the Light Alone" ? Anyone know? I mean, Falling Back will be great this weekend when it's 6:00am on Sunday morning - unless you are a night shift worker who just got an extra hour of work. It will be even less great at 5:00pm on...

Autumn Makes me Homesick

Autumn Makes me Homesick

(Photo credit to Serenity Bohon, who is probably homesick for these little boys who are now mostly men.) I love Autumn. But sometimes it makes me feel a bit homesick. In the midst of all the coziness, I get lonesome for my childhood home. For the family that gathered...