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.

How Ritual is Saving the Day

Rituals have been saving my life during this pandemic. Or, at least my state of mind. I'm not talking religious rituals or anything weird. I mean the ritual of washing my face, brushing my teeth, and applying my various creams in exactly the same order every morning....

Three Ways to Make August Better

August has never been my favorite month. It is sort of like the Tuesday of the year. No holidays. Too late in the summer to actually schedule a vacation. Often scorching hot where we live. Grass turns brown. And dusty. But the leaves haven't begun to dazzle yet. Here...

The Power of Sisters

This Sunday is National Sister Day. I'm glad someone came up with that, because sisterhood is a powerful force. Our mother was an only child, and she often told us that she used to wonder what it would be like to have a sister. Fortunately, she also set the example...