Internationally published biographer, poet, author of non-fiction and novels, and sales-training expert Ronald Joseph Kule... sounds fancy, but I'm just a professional author with a mission to write entertaining and uplifting stories for readers' enjoyment.
People tell me, I write well: "Kule creates emotional stories... he paints pictures with his words," etc.. Well, I write what I see right in front of me and add my imagination where it works to improve the story.
Growing up in a cramped Levittown house, competing for personal space among seven brothers and sisters, two parents and (most times) at least one dog, several fish, and a score of kids living on our block, I learned how to hold my ground, at times from 30 feet up my favorite tree in the woods behind our house.
Being the best liar of the bunch, it turned out, was pretty good practice for writing fiction later on, but painful back then. I was often caught and paddled or strapped for lying. Mom even broke a wooden spoon and a yardstick on my behind a couple of times!
At 23, unable to sleep on friends' couches and beg for PB&J sandwich money anymore, I began what would become a 39-year sales and sales management career that supported my writing. That lead to my first published book, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY, which has been recently followed by the first volume of my three-book series on selling, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE. (The first book is available now; the next two books are slated to be published in 2017.)
Born in Bogota, Colombia, descended from Polish-immigrant and blue-blooded, Colombian-Chilean parentage, I came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing directly the disparate social classes and living conditions of Colombia, Peru, and Chile, as well as those of the 48 contiguous American states.
My heritage also paint-brushed a wanderlust onto my life-canvas: I've spent time in 35 countries and performed public-speaking engagements in 17.
I laugh often and can experience a panorama of emotions just for fun, but I prefer to make people smile, laugh and overall feel happier.
Thought-provoking, rich characterizations written within simple story lines, are among my favorite books to read and write. Biographies remain a personal favorite.
Listening to early-day, "organic" jazz music, admiring beautiful women and watching competent people do their thing -- as well as eating lots of ice-cream -- are among my favorite activities, aside from writing and painting.
If you curl up with one of my books and find yourself breathless, provoked, inspired, changed, and feeling like you just undertook an important journey which left you satisfied, I will have done my job as the author.
Currently, home and work originate from Clearwater, Florida, but my passport yearns for more nation-stamps, and my bags can be packed on a moment's notice!