More About the Author
Internationally published author, biographer, poet, and sales-training book writer Ronald Joseph Kule... sounds pretty fancy.
I'm just a guy trying to work out how to make a difference in this planet. My medium is writing books, which, people tell me, I do well.
Readers say, "Kule creates emotional stories... he paints pictures with his words." Well, I try to 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 and several fish, I had to learn quickly how to hold my ground. Being the best liar of the bunch, it turned out, was a pretty good skill for writing fiction. It was painful, though, because I was often caught and paddled for it.
One time, my Mom even broke a wooden spoon and a yardstick on my behind; she was so angry with me!
At 19, I couldn't face the prospect of sleeping in my car or begging for PB&J sandwich money from strangers, so I started an international sales and sales management career to support my writing. That spawned a unique approach to selling and sales-training and lead to my first published book, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY. Later, I followed with SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL EVERYTHING ARTFULLY and my current series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE, of which the first volume is out. 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 differences by observing directly the disparate living conditions of Colombia in the 1950's and 1960's.
My heritage no doubt paint-brushed a wanderlust for travel onto my life-canvas. I've been to 35 countries, and had public-speaking engagements in 17 of them.
I like to laugh a lot, and make others feel different emotions. Thought-provoking, rich characterizations living within simple story lines are my favorites.
I love earlier, "organic" jazz music, admiring beautiful women and competent people doing their thing... and lots of ice-cream flavors!
If you curl up with one of my books and find the hours reading it worthwhile and entertaining I feel like I've done my job.
Currently, I live and work in Clearwater, Florida, but my passport loves to get stamped and my bags can be packed quickly for a trip anywhere in the world!