More About the Author
Internationally published author/sales trainer and poet, Ronald Joseph Kule, favors writing biographies but also writes non-fiction about sales training, sports and travel. His fiction works include a published mystery/romance novel and two forthcoming books in the young adult sci-fi genres.
Guided by his father as his editor at age six, he developed a succinct style, about which readers today write, "Kule creates emotional stories and paints easily visualized pictures with his words."
Asked about this, the author wrote, "I grew up in a small house cramped 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. On the other hand, my non-fiction reveals the discipline of 12 years of Latin enforced by the good Dominican nuns and Franciscan fathers of grade and high schools I attended, and I have the knuckle scars to prove it."
Kule channeled his need to communicate through creative writing and sales, supporting both with 39 years of international sales and sales training success. His experiences eventually spawned a unique approach to sales and sales training, leading to acclaimed sales training books and workshops.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, his paternal ancestors were Polish immigrants who labored in cola mines of the Pocono mountain regions of Pennsylvania. He inherited blue-blood, Colombian-Chilean ancestry from his mother. When his family opted to live in Colombia in the late 1950's, he learned firsthand to appreciate multi-ethnic cultures and diverse living conditions. The experience paint-brushed his living canvas with a wanderlust for travel that to date has taken him through 35 countries, leading to a keen desire to make a global difference through the arts. (Kule is a trained actor, fine-art portraitist and public speaker, whose paintings are held in private collections.)
Kule's much-anticipated biography, CHEF TELL THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib (four-time Emmy-winning TV host of the PBS series, A Taste of History), came out on October 1, 2013.(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 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 with award-winning sports journalist J. David Miller CAROLINA BASEBALL: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS, the official history book 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, follows the journey of a man from the ashes of humbling ruins of a failed, romantic liaison to his discovery of true love where he each least expects it. Available online in e-Book format.
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).
Ronald Joseph Kule lives and works in Clearwater, Florida with his wife, Sherry Kule, a designer of "Inspired by Nature" custom jewelry.