Ronald Joseph Kule was born in Bogota, Colombia, the son of a Polish-American, Navy veteran father and a blue-blooded, Chilean-Colombian mother who “married the gringo for love.” He is the second oldest of seven children who grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania, near to Bristol, the home of the "Bristol Stomp!"
Grade school through high school, Kule performed in sports, beginning with Little League southpaw pitching. He played on school football teams as a linebacker and quarterback, but his main interest in life was his father’s jazz music record collection and the performing arts. (He had performed lead roles early in grade school musicals.)
Attending college at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan -- then touted as the “Harvard of the Midwest," he was a founding member of Charter College. After two years, he left school and pursued applied philosophy studies and employment in New York City. In Manhattan he enjoyed a part-time modeling and acting career but spurned an offer (naively) from the William Morris Agency before heading out to the West coast.
Advanced philosophy studies took him to Los Angeles where he also began what would become a successful, 48-year, sales/sales training career, leading to the first of his published books and the development of his acclaimed sales-training workshops.
Walking on Sunset Boulevard one day, Kule was approached by an acting coach with proven credentials, who offered: “I guarantee I’ll make you a star in a year!” Again, he turned down serendipity!
Instead, he produced enough sales to travel through 35 countries and deliver seminars and speaking engagements in 17, including China and Russia in the 1980’s.
Along the years, Kule wrote and published poetry, short stories and articles here and there. In between, he trained in acting (L.A. Academy of Dramatic Arts under Fred Cook), drawing and painting (Mission: Renaissance Art Academy under Larry Gluck) and screenwriting (Hollywood Screenwriting Workshops with Ernie Lehman) and kept writing.
Finally, in 2009, he turned off the sales career and turned on to writing books full-time.
The hallmark of Kule’s success in his two careers is, “Caring for the prospective customer or reader enough to accomplish mutual understandings, whether they be sales closes or satisfying stories. My greatest reward is what I call a writer’s ‘psychic pay:’ when people tell me that my work uplifted and changed them for the better.”