Ronald Joseph Kule

Biography

Internationally published author and poet Ronald Joseph Kule, was born in Bogota, Colombia, proud of his heritage. He began writing creatively at age seven. In early grade school days, he performed lead parts in musicals. In high school, he played baseball and football well but sustained greater interest in the performance arts, adding jazz music and reading classic books to his repertoire of pursuits.

At Oakland University in Michigan, he studied international cultures, ethnology and applied philosophy. Then, in New York City he added professional modeling to his resume, and, later in Los Angeles, acting, fine-arts painting - his works are held in private collections - and screenwriting.

His 39-year international sales/sales management/sales training career supported his writing and provided for extensive travel to 35 countries, including mainland China and Russia in the 1980's. Today, Kule writes and publishes books full-time from Clearwater, Florida, where he lives with his wife Sherry, a custom jewelry designer.
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BOOKS BY RONALD JOSEPH KULE

SELL BETTER, SELL EASIER, SELL ANYTHING ARTFULLY is his original, basic sales training book. The second edition, SELL BETTER SELL EASIER SELL EVERYTHING ARTFULLY, is available in Spanish, English and French on Smashwords.com. Also, available online in Italy in Italian as VENDERE MEGLIO, PIU FACILMENTE E CON MAESTRIA).

Kule's newest sales training book, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE, includes more data, exclusive training drills developed by the author, anecdotal stories and a complete, step-by-step training course, which ensures that each trainee obtains complete understanding and ability to apply what is learned. This book is designed for use by salespeople for self-training and corporate, in-house trainers. The author uses it as the basic text for his acclaimed, one-day, sales training workshops.

With award-winning sports journalist J David Miller, Kule co-authored CAROLINA BASEBALL: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS, foreword by three-time NCAA Baseball Coach of the Year, Ray Tanner. Miller and Kule also published an eBook version, PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS A TIMELESS TALE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST PASTIME, which is available online. The book's meticulous text briefly covers the history of baseball, before diving into the history of (University of South Carolina) Gamecocks baseball from 1892 through their back-to-back national championships in 2010-2011.

Kule has published the first two volumes of a series of poetry eBooks: ROMANCE & SENSUALITY ~ VOLUME ONE OF A SERIES OF POETRY COLLECTIONS KNOWN AS HAIKULISMS(TM) and JAZZ POETRY, VOLUME TWO OF A SERIES OF POETRY COLLECTIONS KNOWN AS HAIKULISMS.

His mystery/romance novel, ANYMAN DREAMS OF LOVE EVERLASTING, brings readers along one man's journey from recent, unexpected heartbreak; back to his checkered past with women; through the doorstep of his personal discoveries of what true love actually means; and, finally, to the day he finds real love where and when he least expects it. (Smashwords.com.)

Kule's, CHEF TELL, THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER TV SHOWMAN CHEF, forewords by TV hosts Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib, published by Skyhorse Publishing, NYC, released in October 2013. This work has earned all five-star reviews in reader and celebrity posts. 40,000,000 Baby Boomers followed Chef Tell's TV appearances in the 1970's and 80's, eight times more than Julia Child. He was America's first "rock star" chef, who blazed the trail on which all TV chefs walk today.

Other books in progress by Kule include the biographies: CASSANO ~ NETWORKING MILLIONAIRE; FRAPAR! ~ THE LIFE AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF FRANCOIS PARMENTIER, ONE OF FRANCE'S RENOWNED SATIRICAL CARTOONISTS and MISHA ~ MAN OF MUSIC, the biography of the award-winning film composer and jazz musician. Two novels: THUNDERCLOUD (YA) and ALERIA (sci-fi thriller) are forthcoming.

Contact the author through KuleBooksLLC@gmail.com.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Colombia, which gives me a definite sense of sangre with other Colombians. However, most of my childhood was spent in New Jersey and Pennsylvania - American father, Colombian mother. My heritage affected my writing more than locales. As early as seven years of age, I was aware of my desire to write. I also believe that we live many lifetimes, so I feel there are deeper reasons and events in my past that continue to affect my passion today.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The plain fact is that writing a book is not like baking a cake. It's hard work, at times mind-numbing work; work which taxes my eyes, mind, typing fingers and bottom! What I'm getting at is this: if I'm going to spend 8-10 months, or longer, banging out a work that I feel is worthy and might change a few lives for the better, or at least entertain, I might as well ensure that I have the best possible chance at getting paid enough for my work so I can keep doing it. That's where indie publishing with Smashwords makes sense, because I'm going to see some exposure, have a decent return for my efforts, and get this gratification within a few days after I complete my work.
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Book Reading Event, Radnor Memorial Library
Radnor Library and Radnor Historical Society co-sponsored author Ronald Joseph Kule to read from his book, "CHEF TELL The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Showman Chef" on January 14, 2014. After the reading, the group shared stories about Chef Tell, and then Kule signed books purchased by attendees.

Books

Anyman Dreams of Love Everlasting
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,040. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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What if you were dumped without explanation on the night you were about to propose? What if your lover was murdered an hour later and you didn't know? What would it take to pull yourself up again? Crushed and almost broken, Anyman rebounds the hard way after researching 11th-century courtly love; yet discovers his true identity... and satisfaction in the arms of an unexpected lover.
Sell Better, Sell Easier, Sell Everything Artfully
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales & selling / management
Learn how to sell with this sales training book, which undercuts other sales techniques and explains sales basics better than other how to sell books. Sell easier, sell everything and sell it better right through the close. Exclusive selling exercises developed by the author with a sales and sales training career of 48-years, will enable you to learn how to sell easier and sell better.
Mieux Vendre, vendre plus facilement, vendre tout ce astucieusement
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: French. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales & selling / management
Ce livre-vente formation à l'information et à la vente des offres exclusives exercices développés par l'auteur qui jouissait d'un succès des ventes de carrière de 48 ans et formation à la vente. Une contre-dépouille à d'autres méthodes trouvées dans les librairies.
Vender Mejor, Vender Más Fácil, Vende todo lo Artísticamente
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: Spanish. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales & selling / management
Este libro, que es bueno para los principiantes y profesionales, ofrece simulacros de datos y exclusivos que no se encuentran en otros libros o programas de formación de ventas. La información que está demostrado que funciona, y cientos de vendedores han aprendido este enfoque y luego encontrado que pueden vender mejor y más fácil.
CAROLINA BASEBALL 2012, Poetic Justice
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Price: Free! Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The upstart, 2012 Gamecocks nearly achieved a historic, 3-peat, national championship. Mostly freshmen, juco transfers and a few veterans when the season began, their head coach, Ray Tanner, paced them through an amazing crucible of fire all the way to the Finals of the College World Series. This is the story of how Carolina's boys became a respected team of young men in one difficult season.