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Kim Weiss
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For over 30 years, Kim has been a seasoned publicist—serving companies, products, organizations, artists and authors. From 1994 -2020 she headed up the PR department of a major book publisher, HCI (Health Communications, Inc.), best known for launching health, wellness, inspirational, women’s, nonfiction and self-help including the bestselling  Chicken Soup for the Soul series and  A Child Called “It.” While at HCI, she worked with legendary actor Kirk Douglas on one of his final books, Life Could Be Verse: Reflections on Love, Loss, and What Really Matters.

She also helped put books on the NY Times bestseller list including I Want! by former CNN/HLN reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell and Getting It Through My Thick Skull by internationally recognized survivor and motivational speaker Mary Jo Buttafuoco, She worked on other popular books including What The Bleep Do We Know and books for The Brahma Kumaris. While at HCI she headed up a division called Simcha Press which focused on books of Jewish interest which she launched at the Jerusalem Book Fair.

Prior to entering the book business, for many years Kim ran her own PR firm in Boca Raton, FL, where she managed a varied clientele of companies, municipalities, financial pros, fine artists and businesses—from The Unity School in Florida to Waste Management, Inc. Kim was most recently Chair of the Arts Commission in Boynton Beach, FL, and published her own book of photos and inspirational passages called  Sunrise Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude. 

As a storyteller, Kim has contributed to the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Ultimate Bird Lover with “America’s Vet” Marty Becker. You can also find Kim’s stories and photos in Arielle Ford’s acclaimed book Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul

When she’s not working with authors, Kim is studying opera, playing guitar, being entertained by cats, or taking photos from her new home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.