More About the Author
Ronald Joseph Kule is an internationally published author and poet who favors writing biographies but writes non-fiction across several genres, including sales training, sports and travel. He also writes and publishes young adult, romance and sci-fi novels, as well as poetry books.
At age six, guided by his father as his editor, he developed a succinct style, about which readers today write, "Kule creates emotional stories and images that are easily visualized and felt."
Asked about this, the author wrote, "Crammed into a small house with seven competitive brothers and sisters, two educated parents and, most times, at least one dog, I learned to get my point across quickly. I survived by becoming the best liar in the bunch. Turns out, that's a pretty good skill for a fiction writer. My non-fiction, on the other hand, reveals the discipline of 12 years of Latin enforced by the good nuns and Franciscan fathers of my grade and high schools... and I have the knuckle scars to prove it."
Kule channeled his need to communicate through creative writing and supported it with a 48-year, international sales and sales training career that eventually spawned his acclaimed, international sales training books and workshops. His ability to write with an imaginative, clear voice developed further with his success in sales communications.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, his paternal ancestry includes Polish-immigrant great-grandparents who labored in the coal mines of the Pocono Mountains, and a blue-blood Colombian-Chilean heritage from his mother. When his family opted to live in Colombia in the late 1950's, he learned firsthand to appreciate diverse cultures, economies and living conditions. The experience paint-brushed his living canvas with a wanderlust for travel (He has visited 35 countries to date.) and a desire to make a global difference through the arts. (Kule is a trained model, actor, and fine-art portraitist with works held in private collections.)
Kule's much-anticipated biography, CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by "the hardest-working man on TV" Regis Philbin, and four-time Emmy-winning TV host of PBS' A Taste of History TV series, Chef Walter Staib of Philadelphia, released on October 1, 2013. (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 published 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.
Kule co-authored the official history book of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program, CAROLINA BASEBALL: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS, with award-winning sports journalist J. David Miller; 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.
Forthcoming books by Ronald Joseph Kule include three biographies: CASSANO ~ NETWORKING MILLIONAIRE; FRAPAR! ~ FRANCOIS PARMENTIER AND HIS SATIRICAL ILLUSTRATIONS; and MISHA SEGAL ~ MAN OF MUSIC, with the award-winning film composer. Two novels are in progress: THUNDERCLOUD, (a young-adult trilogy)and ALERIA (a sci-fi thriller).
Kule's ANYMAN DREAMS OF LOVE EVERLASTING, a novel of love and romance, follows the two journeys of one man and one woman from the ashes of their humbling ruins of failed, romantic liaisons to their discovery of true love where they each least expected it. Available online in e-Book format.
Ronald Joseph Kule lives and works in Clearwater, Florida with his wife, Sherry Kule, a designer of "Inspired by Nature" custom jewelry.