“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 that left you more than satisfied, my job as author will have been a success.”
Ronald J Kule
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“Internationally published author, biographer and ghostwriter of non-fiction and novels” sounds fancy, but I’m simply a professional author with skills and a mission to write entertaining, uplifting stories for my readers’ enjoyment.
“People tell me, ‘You create emotional stories… you paint pictures with words.’ Well, I write what I see in front of me, adding imagination where it will improve the story.
“Growing up in a cramped house, competing for personal space among seven brothers and sisters; two parents; (most times) at least one good hunting dog; and a score of kids living on our block, I learned how to hold my ground, at times from a perch 30 feet up my favorite tree in the woods behind our house.
“I was born in Bogota, Colombia, from Polish-immigrant coal miner and blue-blooded, Colombian-Chilean parentage. I came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing directly disparate social classes and living conditions in many areas of Earth. My heritage paint-brushed a wanderlust onto my life-canvas: I’ve spent time in 39 countries and performed keynote addresses in 17. While I laugh often and can experience a panorama of emotions just for fun, I prefer making other people smile and generally feel happier for having met me or read my books.
“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 that left you more than satisfied, my job as author will have been a success.
“Currently, home is Clearwater, Florida, but my passport yearns for more nation-stamps, and my bags can be packed on a moment’s notice!”
“I commissioned Ronald Joseph Kule for the difficult assignment of writing my life story – a tale of ups and downs and many bridges crossed. He was tasked with following a difficult and complex sequence of events, for which he interviewed and worked with more than 60 individual contacts, whom I know; some I had not talked with in more than 50 years.
“He was professional, diligent and he kept a laser focus on the work.
“Selecting Ronald Joseph Kule to write my biography ranks right up there with the very best positive decisions I have made in my life. To me, Ron is the best dedicated writer, researcher and professional biographer, and I feel fortunate to have been introduced to him.
“Without hesitation, I recommend this talented biographer to anyone serious about sharing his or her story with the world.”
— Dr. Terry Hitchcock, Clearwater, Fl
Writing of the author’s character and the quality of his work, award-winning, 30-year sports journalist J. David Miller wrote this:
“As good as his work is, behind Ron Kule’s prodigious work-ethic lies a heart that beats for others to whom he can give service, expecting in return only the time-honored values of honesty, tolerance, and demonstrated competence. His keen insights into what motivates and inspires people to want to do better has made a difference in my life. Not one to rest on his laurels, he would rather effect positive changes in those close to him, and the world, no matter the personal consequences. These qualities tell us that here is a man of intense personal integrity.”
Non-fiction, Biography; 452 pages Hardcover; eBook and AudioBook formatted.
“Tell started all this television madness about chefs.” – Regis Philbin
Before Julia, Wolfgang, Paul, Emeril, Jacques, Bobby, Mario, Gordon, Rachel, Jamie and Anthony there was… CHEF TELL!
After ducking physical blows, verbal zingers and pots and pans from fiery, kitchen mentors never dissuaded him, and his mother’s suicide had not dashed his spirited childhood bravado, winning in a park an audition for a cooking slot on a syndicated TV show earns Friedemann Paul Erhardt his place in culinary history.
Within weeks, he appears on-air in 30 cities. Within months, 40,000,000 avid Baby Boomers in 114 cities—far more than Julia Child’s fan base—tune to Evening Magazine or PM Magazine to watch him perform 90-second, cooking segments three times a week. Personal appearances on The Mike Douglas Show, The Dinah Shore Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Jon Davidson Show; and magazine cover stories and live cooking demonstrations in shopping malls and convention centers add fuel to this German-American prairie fire’s sweep of the nation.
No one has ever seen anyone like Chef Tell—he cooks fast, entertains and teaches America to feel good enough to try cooking his way. A cavalcade of fan mail, more than 1,000 letters daily, blossoms into 14,000 pieces of mail weekly. In Capitol Center of Baltimore Maryland, he draws 20,000 people to five cooking shows one weekend, informing and entertaining enthralled attendees.
Tell’s appeal—ruggedly masculine yet comfortable in the kitchen—crosses gender and generational lines of television viewers. Twenty and thirty-year-old, female and male home cooks swoon over his engaging style and simple recipes.
“You do like this, do like that…very easy, very nice.” And “I see you!” he tells them. “If a housewife or man sees me do something in 90 seconds, they figure they can make it in five minutes,” Tell says.
Yet, Tell Erhardt lacks an inner peace and understanding, which he craves. The scars of his childhood and his mother’s ignominious death drive him through three restaurants. He outlasts two marriages, another suicide, sporadic drug use and clandestine sexual conquests before he finds the two measures of personal happiness he has sought all along: the honest, loyal love of a woman he can trust implicitly, as well as his own syndicated-TV cooking show (after he turns down The Food Network’s arguably first contract offer ever made to a chef).
Just as a new breeze catches the mainsail of his storied career vessel, two untimely falls lead to ill health, lawsuits, marital strife and a (fortunate) discovery of a long-standing diabetic condition. Undeterred, Tell recovers everything: He kicks all medications, manhandles his diabetes with dietary changes and exercise, loses 100 pounds, rehabilitates his marriage, and begins work on his sixth cookbook—an earlier one sold 230,000 copies, this one loaded with diabetic recipes.
But Tell never arrives to teach his cooking class at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College on Friday morning, October 26, 2007. Instead, he dies alone at home. Surprised and shocked internet and news-media posts include this comment: “Chef Tell has died? Stick a fork in him, he’s done.” Friedemann Paul “Chef Tell” Erhardt would have loved that.
His biography, CHEF TELL The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef reveals “the rest of the story” for his millions of Baby-Boomer fans to enjoy.
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Non-fiction, Sports, Baseball; softcover
From the Preface: “At the end of the year, or the end of the job, if the cumulative effort is good enough, you get a chance to go to the postseason, and that is where it all starts.” — head baseball coach, Ray Tanner
“The 2011 Gamecocks annihilated opponents. As a team, South Carolina in 2011 finished with a 1.31 ERA in 10 NCAA Tournament games. The Gamecocks’ bullpen finished 6-0 with five saves and an incredible 0.53 ERA in 33.2 innings of work in the NCAA College World Series Tournament games. They did not allow a single, extra-base hit during the entire tournament.
“Freshmen – fresh men – would take their places in 2012.
“Despite the loss of key veterans, Tanner’s vision for 2012’s recruiting class and veterans remained upbeat, even confident. He knew by the numbers that a lot of veteran players with outstanding performances under their belts, who stayed, would continue to perform at high levels. Veteran senior, Friday-night ace and All-American Michael Roth stayed on this year, as did All-American, junior closer Matt Price. Nolan Belcher; Ethan Carter; Colby Holmes; Adam Westmoreland; Tyler Webb; Patrick Sullivan, Logan Munson and Hunter Privette stayed. Forrest Koumas, who made the SEC All-Freshman Team and finished at 6-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 19 games and 12 starts, stayed.
“The biggest question in the minds of Garnet & Black coaches and fans was whether the new infield would gel into a working unit early enough in the season to give them a chance at the end. The infield situation — to get back to Omaha would be a lot to ask of freshman players, but they would work on it.”
Thus, begins the amazing story of Carolina Baseball 2012, Poetic Justice and how the 2012 Gamecocks transformed from a ragtag bunch of individuals into a national-caliber team that almost pulled off a miracle, third consecutive, national championship win — a feat accomplished in history by only one team: 1972’s USC Trojans.
Ronald Joseph Kule’s account continues the saga co-authored by Kule and J. David Miller in Carolina Baseball: Pressure Makes Diamonds – the authorized biography of the 119-year-old University of South Carolina baseball program from 1892 through the Gamecocks’ back-to-back, national championships in 2010-2011 — the school’s first-ever, major-sport championship wins.
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Non-fiction, sales training. Softcover book/course; 270 pages
Based loosely on an award-winning, 1892 ad-copy formula, which swept the American sales industry in the early 1900’s, this book offers a unique approach to selling, a sales course, and correct, fundamental data that lead to certainty and ability to sell well.
The training approach guarantees understanding of what is studied and practiced, by using exclusive, author-developed training drills that target specific skills. The author’s 39-year, international sales career included door-to-door, in-home, B2C, B2B selling from street level to Boardroom and C-level Executive presentations, and keynote-speaker fundraising presentations before professional audiences. He has trained scores of salespeople with this data through his commissioned-only, international sales training workshops.
Designed for self-help study and in-house corporate training, the book includes a complete, step-by-step training course laid out on an easy-to-follow format that assures trainees of their ability to apply what is learned.
Recommended by international corporate consultants Arte Maren, Brian Tracy, Patrick Valtin and Marten Runow, among others.
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Mystery/romance novel; softcover; 265 pages
What does a man or woman do when their lover dies? How do they bring love back into their lives? Can such broken people ever find meaningful love, again?
Carlos Almarón and his childhood friend Carmela Ariana confront their difficult pasts and find redemption only after they discover what true love is; then they find new love… or it finds them when and where they least expect it! In the process, the murder of their mutual lover helps each of them discover what is and isn’t important about everlasting love!
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Magical Realism; softcover; 270 pages
A swelteringly hot afternoon in Oklahoma bears down upon ThunderCloud, a Cherokee teen. In front of his peers and tribunal Elders, he endures stoically the trial and the outcome he richly deserves: Excommunication by decree.
Thus, begins this young man’s passage into a world full of strangers and trying circumstances unfamiliar to him. Near-deadly mishaps, interludes with lovers, myriad colorful people – some good, some bad – and time spent among a clan of Amish people, thrust him into a spiritual awakening that forces him to grow up and decide to return to his Principal People. Having learned responsibility, he wishes to return home and make amends, albeit along the way he collects a motley entourage, including a ragtag gang of renegade children, a sage Amish runaway, and the woman he vows to one day marry… none of which guarantees acceptance at the gate of the Cherokee Reservation he left in disgrace.
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434 pages, softcover & Kindle formatted
“… Haunted Robots is an unusual and often whimsical story of a disparate group of characters, android and otherwise, who find themselves drawn together in a race to uncover and flee from a black-ops-type conspiracy involving unknown shadowy agencies. Definitely a thought-provoking book and decently entertaining.” – Anthony Wells, U.K. Home Recording Artist
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356 pages, softcover & Kindle formatted
“Terry” Hitchcock is a humble, God-fearing entrepreneur who survived a kidnapping, homelessness, and gang-life. A USAF veteran, he threw baseballs fast, roused crowds and groupies with his saxophone, and married “The One.” When cancer took his wife and his job, he raised three children alone. Later, he consulted 84 corporations, raised over $100 million for startups, and received awards from two U.S. Presidents. To promote the plight of single-parents and children everywhere, he ran the distance of 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days, winning media attention and capturing the hearts and minds of millions in 27 countries. Reading this inspiring biography, you will learn not only what, how and why Terry survived but also his “Ultimate Dream” and how YOU can participate in it!
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