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.

All My Love to Flora

This is how my mind works. I noticed today is National Library Workers Day, and I immediately wanted to give a shout-out to Flora the Librarian. I wanted to send her flowers or write a sweet card. I wanted to swing by the Clarion Lake Library and thank her for being...

Don’t Edit the Bad Stuff

Sometimes, life gets hard. Mistakes are made. People fail. Bad stuff happens. Or, to say it more poetically, "Into each life some rain must fall," Longfellow While preparing to speak at a college fundraiser, Wendell and I have gone back through thirty years of our...

Easter Makes Me Homesick

Easter Makes Me Homesick

Easter always makes me feel a little homesick, and this year the emotion is strong. At first, I thought it was because I miss my dad who is in Heaven. He was the master of epic family egg hunts. Or my mother, who is too many miles away from our new town. She always...