More About the Author
Internationally published biographer, poet, author of non-fiction and novels, and sales-training expert Ronald Joseph Kule... sounds fancy, but I'm just a professional author. I write to add entertainment and uplifting stories for readers' enjoyment.
People tell me, I write well. Readers say, "Kule creates emotional stories... he paints pictures with his words." Well, I write what I see is right in front of me and add my imagination where it works.
Growing up in a cramped, suburban house, competing for personal space among seven brothers and sisters, two parents and, most times, at least one dog, several fish, and a score of kids living on our block, I learned how to hold my ground, albeit, most times, from 30 feet up my favorite tree in the woods behind our house.
Being the best liar of the bunch, it turned out, was pretty good practice for writing fiction, but painful then: I was often caught and paddled or strapped for lying; and Mom even broke a wooden spoon and a yardstick on my behind!
At 23, unable to sleep on friends' couches and beg for more PB&J sandwich money, I began what would become a 39-year sales and sales management career that supported my writing. That experience lead to my first published book, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY, recently followed by my three-book series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE. (The first book is available now; the next two books are to be published in 2015.)
Born in Bogota, Colombia, descended from Polish-immigrant and blue-blooded, Colombian-Chilean parentage, I came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing directly the disparate social classes and living conditions of Colombia, Peru, and Chile, as well as those of the 48 contiguous American states.
My heritage also paint-brushed a wanderlust onto my life-canvas: I've spent time in 35 countries and performed public-speaking engagements in 17.
I laugh often and experience a wide panoply of emotions just for fun, but I like better to make people laugh and feel happier.
Thought-provoking, rich characterizations written within simple story lines are among my favorite books to read and write.
Listening to early-day, "organic" jazz music, admiring beautiful women and watching competent people do their thing -- eating lots of ice-cream -- are among my favorite activities, aside from writing and painting.
If you curl up with one of my books and find yourself breathless, provoked, inspired, changed, feeling like you just took an important journey that left you satisfied, I will have done my job.
Currently, home and work are in Clearwater, Florida, but my new passport yearns for more stamps, and my bags can be packed on a moment's notice!