More About the Author
Internationally published author/sales trainer and poet, Ronald Joseph Kule, favors biographies but he also writes non-fiction about sales training, sports and travel.
His published fiction includes one published mystery/romance novel. Two more novels(young adult and sci-fi) are on tap.
Guided by his father/editor at age six, the author developed a succinct style, about which readers write, "Kule creates emotional stories and paints pictures with his words."
Asked about this, the author wrote, "I grew up in a cramped house with seven competitive brothers and sisters, two loving parents and, most times, at least one dog. I learned quickly to hold my ground by becoming the best liar in the bunch. Turns out, that's a pretty good skill for a fiction writer."
Kule supported his writing with a 39-year international sales and sales training career that spawned the unique selling and training approach found in his published sales training books and workshops entitled, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY and LISTEN MORE SELL MORE.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, his paternal Polish immigrant ancestors labored in the coal mines of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. His mother gave him his blue-blooded Colombian-Chilean ancestry.
Living in Colombia in the late 1950's, Kule learned to appreciate multi-ethnic cultures while observing disparate living conditions. That experience paint-brushed a wanderlust for travel onto his life-canvas, which to date has taken him through 35 countries. He credits his keen desire to make a global difference through his books and his art to his international travels. (The author is also a trained actor, fine-art portraitist and experienced public speaker, whose paintings are held in private collections and speaking events covered 17 countries.)
Kule's CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by TV hosts Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib, released in October 2013, to five-star reviews.(452 pages, hard cover, eBook, AudioBook. Skyhorse Publishing, NYC)
His 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.
With J. David Miller, Kule co-authored 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. The e-Book edition, PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS A TIMELESS TALE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST PASTIME, is available on Amazon.com.
Kule's ANYMAN DREAMS OF LOVE EVERLASTING, a mystery/romance novel, examines love and romance since the 14th century through one man's journey from the humbling ashes of a failed liaison to finding true love where he least expects it. Online e-Book and soon to be published in soft-cover.
Forthcoming books by Ronald Joseph Kule include three biographies: MAKE MILLIONS IN NETWORK MARKETING ~ THE RAY CASSANO STORY; FRAPAR! ~ THE LIFE OF FRANCOIS PARMENTIER AND HIS FRENCH SATIRICAL ILLUSTRATIONS; and MISHA SEGAL ~ MAN OF MUSIC, with the award-winning film composer. And two novels in progress: THUNDERCLOUD(young-adult), and ALERIA (sci-fi thriller).
Ronald Joseph Kule lives and works in Clearwater, Florida with his wife, Sherry Kule.