More About the Author
Internationally published biographer, poet, author of non-fiction and novels, and sales-training expert Ronald Joseph Kule... it all sounds pretty fancy, but I'm just a guy writing to add something positive to this world situation in which we all live.
People tell me, I write well. Readers say, "Kule creates emotional stories... he paints pictures with his words." Well, I write what I see in my imagination, or what is right in front of me.
Growing up in a cramped, suburban house, competing for space against 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 had to learn quickly how to hold my ground.
Being the best liar of the bunch, it turned out, was pretty good practice for writing fiction, albeit painful: I was often caught and paddled or strapped for lying. One time, Mom even broke a wooden spoon and a yardstick on my behind!
At 23, I unable to face sleeping on friends' couches and begging for PB&J sandwich money any longer, I began what would become a 39-year, international sales and sales management career that supported my writing and spawned an approach to selling and sales-training that lead to my first published book, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY. Years later, I followed with my three-book series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE. (The first book is available now; the next two books will be published in 2015.)
Born in Bogota, Colombia, descended from Polish-immigrant, paternal ancestors who labored in the coal mines of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, and blue-blooded, Colombian-Chilean maternal relatives, I learned to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing directly the disparate social classes and living conditions of Colombia, Peru and Chile.
My heritage 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. 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... and eating lots of ice-cream!... are among my favorite activities, aside from writing!
If you curl up with one of my books and find yourself breathless, provoked, inspired, changed, and feeling satisfied, I will have done my job.
Currently, home and work are based in Clearwater, Florida, but my new passport needs more stamps, and my bags can be packed on a moment's notice!