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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.

Three Ways to Survive Springing Forward

Clocks will change this weekend across most of the United States and large parts of the world. We have inherited this problem from a couple of world wars, but it was suggested way back in ancient days. We humans. Always trying to control natural laws and stuff....

Good News from Winnie the Pooh

First, the bad news: Heffalumps and Woozles are real. I'm re-reading a little book called The Epic by John Eldredge. I love his description of the way we live in The Greatest Story Ever Told. The One True Story. He also talks about how shocking and dangerous it is to...

Leave Yourself Some Room to Navigate

My husband likes to keep me safe. So, he often points out little tips when we are out and about. One of my favorites is this: While driving, always make sure you can see the rear tires of the car in front of you. Especially at a stoplight. There are a few reasons for...