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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

I am loving my new home in Nebraska, where I live with my handsome husband of fifty years. We are the parents of four children who grew up to become our best friends and who have given us seventeen grandchildren, so far. My eternal optimism comes from my mother, The Nicest Woman on Earth, and from a deep faith in the God who made Light to shine from darkness.

My articles have appeared in several magazines and my books are available at, from this website, or by contacting me for a book event. Sign up for my email list so we can stay in touch.

A Song I Can’t Sing Right Now

There are some songs I can't sing right now. You probably understand. I thought it would be the hymns at my mother's funeral. When the time came to sing with my siblings and our children and our children's children, I thought I would ugly cry. I didn't expect to get...

Dolly Sings Easter

I share this every year because I love the way Dolly sings the Easter story from the perspective of Peter, a friend of Jesus. We could all tremble in the darkness of our separation from God. Thank goodness, "He's alive and I'm forgiven. Heaven's gates are open wide."...

Happy Pi (Pie) Day

Today is a holiday devoted to math. I'm not a fan. But I'm a huge fan of P.I.E.  March 14th is significant in the life of Pi (see what I did there, movie buffs?). It is also Albert Einstein's birthday. If you want to learn more, check this link: Everything you need to...