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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.

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.

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…

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Christmas

My kind, thoughtful husband told our friends recently that he was worried about me because I hadn't even put up our Christmas tree this year. The tree has been lit for two weeks. In fairness, here are some things to consider: 1. He doesn't care a great deal about...

A Christmas Tag Line You May Have Missed

So many famous phrases come from the original Christmas Story in the Bible. You can probably quote lots of them. One of my favorites, though, doesn't show up on the traditional Christmas card. It happened a year or so before Jesus was born. We don't know the exact...

Open in Case of a Blue Christmas

Fair warning: I'll be posting a whole lot of happy in the next twenty-some days. I love Christmas. However, I'm aware that this is the most dismal time of the year for many folks. I'm not trying to rub happy in your face. Depression is real. It is mean. It behaves as...