More About the Author
Internationally published author, poet, and sales-book 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 say, "Kule creates emotional stories... he 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, it turned out, is a pretty good skill for writing fiction," says the author.
At 19, Kule supported his writing with an international sales and sales management career that spawned his unique approach to selling and training, leading to his first published (sales) 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, who labored in the coal mines of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, and blue-blooded Colombian-Chilean maternal relatives.
The author learned to appreciate ethnic values and differences while observing disparate living conditions in Colombia in the 1950's and 1960'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 contribute to global peace and understanding with his books and art. (Kule is also 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.
RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS:
CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by TV hosts Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib.(452 pages, hard cover, eBook, AudioBook.) Skyhorse Publishing, NYC.
CAROLINA BASEBALL: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS (The University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program history), foreword by three-time NCAA Div I Baseball 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.)
RUINED BY MURDER ADDICTED TO LOVE ~ a fictional tale about love lost and love regained through the eyes and memories of Carlos Almaron and Carmela Ariana. (Release date April 2015.)
Forthcoming books by Ronald Joseph Kule:
FRAPAR! ~ THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANCOIS PARMENTIER, FRENCH SATIRICAL ILLUSTRATOR; and
Novels in progress include, THUNDERCLOUD(young-adult), ALERIA (sci-fi thriller), and BLOODLINES (vampire).
Ronald Joseph Kule lives and works in Clearwater, Florida.