By Kim Kluxen Meredith
In the summer of 2017, Kim Kluxen Meredith strolled along the sandy shoreline of Ocean City, New Jersey during her extended family vacation. For forty-two mornings, she picked up a singular seashell . Each shell inspired her to write a whisper, a message from her inner voice. Ocean Whispers (June 2018) is a collection of her seashell photos and their accompanying whispers. This small hard cover book is the perfect size to tuck into a vacation tote for a quiet, reflective reading moment. It would also fit nicely on a nightstand for an evening’s inspirational moment before falling asleep. Walk along the water’s edge with Kim and enjoy her shell collection and her insightful, uplifting messages.
Listen For the Whispers
Kim Kluxen Meredith survived the loss of her beloved husband by listening to, and believing in, the little whispers that most of us choose to ignore.
After a tragic one-car accident, a young mother catapults from an idyllic life to one filled with grief and uncertainty. David Kluxen survived the accident but was paralyzed from the neck down. Now, both he and his beloved wife Kim knew that a lifetime of plans and wishes must be condensed into his remaining hours and days. By listening to the guiding whispers within her, Kim Kluxen Meredith’s journey from unfathomable heartache to a life once again filled with love and laughter is the inspiring story of hope for everyone who has experienced the loss of someone beloved to them.
Kim Kluxen Meredith superbly articulates the physical, spiritual and emotional anxieties of a wife and mother in the wake of tragedy. This work will help readers rediscover the value of their relationships-and listen for the whispers of hope in grief.
I recommend this book if you are looking for some emotional or spiritual relief from the grieving process – or, if you wish to gift to somebody else that is dealing with these issues.
More than just an account of a family’s tragedy, it is also a story of learning to overcome depression, anxiety, heartache, and the loss of a loved one to re-establish a life worth living for herself and her children. Eloquent and moving, inspired and inspiring, Listen for the Whispers is a highly recommended addition to personal reading lists and community library Self-Help collections.
Lost!: A Themed Anthology 2017
“Silence” by Kim Kluxen Meredith was included in the anthology as a Judge’s pick. Creative Writing Institute is pleased to present its fifth annual anthology – LOST! LOST! is a compilation of 30 short stories written in different genres using the same theme sentence, “I am completely and utterly lost.” Authors include contest winners, finalists and judge’s picks, bestselling authors, previous contest winners, the judges, and Creative Writing Institute staff. Proceeds from sales of the ebook and print book will benefit Creative Writing Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that sponsors cancer patients in writing courses. The school also provides a variety of writing courses for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Kim Kluxen Meredith is a part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul writer family with three story contributions.
Section 1: My Man Harry
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life honors all the memorable ages and stages of our lovable canine’s lives. Readers will laugh, cry, nod along with these heartwarming and inspiring stories.
It’s a dog’s life. From puppyhood antics to the twilight years and saying goodbye, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life captures the entire experience of living through the natural life cycle with our dogs, with special attention to senior dogs and grieving. All dog lovers will laugh, cry, and recognize themselves and their furry friends in these heartwarming and inspiring stories.
Section 9: A True Treasure
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas
This extra long collection of 121 Christmas stories will warm readers’ hearts and spread the wonder of the holiday season with its tales of love, joy, and awe. A great holiday gift.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas will delight readers with its stories about the joy, wonder, and blessings of the holiday season. This special collection is filled with joyful, heartwarming and merry stories about holiday traditions, family, and goodwill that the whole family will enjoy. Most of these stories originally appeared in a limited edition book called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Christmas.
Section 9: A True Treasure
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Christmas
Hope and Courage: Military Writers Society of America Authors
Military Writers Society of America Preserving Military History One Story at a Time Founded by Vietnam veteran and author W. H. (Bill) McDonald, Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) focuses on three main goals: writing for healing, education, and preservation of history. Each year MWSA publishes a collection of works submitted by the membership, including essays, poetry, articles, short fiction, drawings, and photos. This year, the theme is Courage and Hope.
Kim Meredith is featured in Chapter 17, “Whispers of Hope”
All Gave Some: Military Writers Society of America Authors
Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) presents the 2014 collection of essays, short stories, and poetry, “All Gave Some.” Written by members of MWSA as an example of the professionalism and creativity of the membership, the annual anthology contains fiction and nonfiction treatment of military themes. MWSA writers range from well-known historians and novelists to first-time authors. Their interests include children’s literature, mystery, biography, poetry, and memoir. The 2014 edition is a tribute to those whose expertise, dedication, and knowledge make the military efficient and effective.
Kim Meredith is featured in Chapter 38, “Silent Service”
Our Voices: Military Writers Society of America Authors
Military Writers Society of America 4th Annual Anthology includes book excerpts, poetry, essays, photography, artwork, and short fiction. MWSA members range from unpublished writers using the medium as a way of dealing with trauma to award-winning professional authors. This is a moving look at the war through the eyes of those most closely impacted by it. It is also a study of how it molded American history.
Kim Meredith is featured in Chapter 43, “A Husband’s Voice”