More About the Author
An internationally published author, poet, and sales writer, Ronald Joseph Kule favors biographies but also writes sports, health, food and marketing books and blog articles under his own and pen names.
Writing exercises at age six led to the author's succinct style. Readers write: "Kule creates emotional stories... paints pictures with his words."
"Growing up in a cramped, suburban house, competing for space against seven brothers and sisters, two parents and, most times, at least one dog and several fish, our family's rule was to learn quickly how to hold your ground, or succumb. Being the best liar of the bunch -- as it turns out, a pretty good skill for fiction writing -- I survived to flourish and prosper."
At 19, Kule supported his writing with an international sales and sales management career that spawned his unique approach to selling and training, which lead to his first published books, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL EVERYTHING ARTFULLY and LISTEN MORE SELL MORE.
Kule was born in Bogota, Colombia, descended from Polish paternal ancestors that labored in the coal mines of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, and blue-blooded Colombian-Chilean maternal relatives.
The author learned to appreciate multi-ethnic cultural values while observing disparate living conditions in Colombia in the 1950's. His heritage and early experiences paint-brushed a wanderlust for travel onto his life-canvas which, to date, has taken him through 35 countries, including public speaking engagements in 17. He credits his experiences for his keen desire to make a global difference through his books and art. (Kule is a trained, fine-arts portraitist, whose paintings are held in private collections.)
Kule's short story, THUNDERCLOUD AND THE OLD MAN, was published in BETTER WORLD STORIES by Artists for a Better World in 2008. His poetry credits include SPIRIT OF HUMANITY (2008) published by Artists for a Better World International; THE LITTLE BOOK OF CLEVELAND STREET POETRY, VOLUME I (2009) by Artists In Action International; ROMANCE & SENSUALITY, VOLUME ONE IN A SERIES OF POETRY COLLECTIONS KNOWN AS HAIKULISMS and JAZZ POETRY, VOLUME TWO... of the same series. Available online at Amazon.com.
MORE PUBLISHED BOOKS BY KULE:
CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by TV hosts Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib, has garnered all five-star reviews.(452 pages, hard cover, eBook, AudioBook. Skyhorse Publishing, NYC)
CAROLINA BASEBALL: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS (the history of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program), foreword by three-time NCAA Coach of the Year Ray Tanner, co-authored with J. David Miller.
PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS A TIMELESS TALE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST PASTIME, (Miller & Kule's Ebook edition, available on Amazon.com.)
ANYMAN DREAMS OF LOVE EVERLASTING novel embraces the mores of love and romance as far back as the 14th-century's time of courtly love. The contemporary protagonist's daydreams, and nightmares, rise from the hot-ash ruins of a relationship gone bad. Ebook only.
Forthcoming by Ronald Joseph Kule:
MAKE MILLIONS IN NETWORK MARKETING ~ THE RAY CASSANO STORY;
FRAPAR! ~ THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANCOIS PARMENTIER, FRENCH SATIRICAL ILLUSTRATOR; and
MISHA ~ MAN OF MUSIC, with award-winning film composer Misha Segal.
Three novels in progress include, THUNDERCLOUD(young-adult), ALERIA (sci-fi thriller), and BLOODLINES (vampire).
Ronald Joseph Kule lives and works in Clearwater, Florida.