BIOGRAPHY FORTHCOMING

LIVING BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE ~ The Terry Hitchcock Biography ~

Synopsis

By

Ronald Joseph Kule

Nothing… not his loving mother who is out of his life more than in; nor his father who kidnaps him when he is six… not the street gang he joins and leaves; nor the empty, abandoned vehicles in dark alleys and underpasses where he sleeps as a pre-teen to get some peace and quiet in his life; not the Vermont small-town values his grandparents instill in him… nor his U.S.A.F training, his rowdy saxophone performances, raucous summer nights in Port Clinton, Ohio, nor degrees from Bowling Green State University; not his run-ins with life-threatening union bosses in Hamtramck, Michigan and Glasgow, Kentucky… nor incidents within his executive suite among the highest of C-level executives with Gulf & Western, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company… NOTHING… prepares Terry Hitchcock for the phone call routed to his office in May of 1982—his wife, Sue Anne, is telling him to come home immediately; she has something to reveal.

Less than two years later, Sue dies of cancer, leaving behind three young children. Within a week, his employer, breaking a promise when Terry returns to work, turns his back on him. Friends, save a few, turn away from his troubles, because his family is incomplete. Well-wishes from others include adamant suggestions that he split up his children and leave them to others who know better how to raise a family. They know he has lived a business life to this point. They suspect he cannot boil water or fry eggs, let alone prepare daily meals, dress and assemble his two boys and one daughter for school, and cart them from music lessons to playing fields day in and day out; bring in income, do homework with them, tuck them in at night and make sure they feel loved every day.

Even he is not sure he can, but he guts it out with unwavering courage and commitment:

“Persistence is the only ability needed to achieve success,” he teaches his kids.

Despite personal doubts that leave many tears on his pillow for solitary fortnights, he fears for his ability to raise his family; at times, questioning his God’s apparent abandonment forced upon him.

Terry keeps his family under one roof. To him, nothing is impossible, which he proves with grit and valor alone from the beginning, eventually leading his family to its assured survival based on love and respect.

When one son suggests he must do a run to help single-parent children everywhere – the real victims who suffer the loss of a parent, he takes up the fight and, with the help of friends and sponsors, runs from St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia, the distance of 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days, generating international media attention, thousands of supporters from all walks of life and children of all ages, who follow his grueling journey.

On target, he arrives in Atlanta’s Bedford-Pine Park (now Central Park) the week of the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He is greeted by Mayor Campbell and international press units from as far away as Japan. Cheers from children in schools all across America ring out, because their hero, their champion, has completed what he set out to do.

Officials invite Terry to join the Game’s Opening Ceremonies, but he declines. Feeling he has made his point and extremely tired, he returns to his hometown, courtesy of the last-ever flight of Sun Country Airlines, one of his sponsors. Over the next three months, he lies in a hospital, recovering from his fractured ankles and knees as much as his broken mental condition.

Many top athletes experience a doldrums after accomplishing major feats; yet, Terry, self-effacing and bewildered by the way he feels, never considers himself an athlete; instead, simply an ambassador for children, a Pied Piper of kids, especially those from single-parent homes.

Media in some circles call him “the REAL Forrest Gump.” When accomplished producer and director (the late) Tim VandeSteeg meets him and wishes to make a movie about him, he is rebuffed several times. Terry does keynote-speaker engagements, but only because he wants to make a difference for the parents and children in his audiences. A movie that would bring attention to him just doesn’t seem right to him… until his relentless Hollywood suitor explains that he, too, was a single-parent child and that he knows Academy-Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton. Thornton has told him that Terry’s story “… must be put on film and, by the way, I want to play a part in it – to be the narrator in the documentary – for FREE.”

The documentary film MY RUN wins top awards and audience accolades at 11 of 15 film festivals entered. Terry publishes A Father’s Odyssey, a book that not only reveals his daily journal notes from The Run, but also makes a moving legacy of life lessons for his proud children and for parents and children in 26 countries. Inspired readers attempt the “impossible” in their own lives. Both film and book win the prestigious Dove Award.

Now, a feature film, PUSHING LIFE, is planned for 2019.

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During The Run, a news reporter asked Terry, “What would you say to the President of the United States, if he was here right now?” His thoughtful reply resonated with all who heard him or read his book, as well as interested media from all quarters: “Mr. President, do you believe that children are our future? …”

Someone from the onlooking crowd yelled, “Well, of course they are!”

“… Then, Mr. President, why do we not have a Cabinet-level Secretary of Children to protect and defend our children and their rights, and futures?”

A movement is underfoot today to bring to fruition exactly that. The man who nearly killed himself running in favor of children’s welfare and future, now envisions an office of a Secretary of Children within the President’s cabinet. This quiet, gallant man continues to work toward this dream becoming reality; perhaps, inspiring others to help him.

Anyone wish to bet against Terry Hitchcock’s Ultimate Dream becoming a reality?

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© 2018 by Ronald Joseph Kule and KuleBooks LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Synopsis:

Robotics technology lab director Dr. Oren Stanton, murdered, discovers that life goes on after body death. Sucked into one of the robot bodies, his contact with women he knew before his “death,” leads to in-fighting between those who believe he is alive and those who do not. Some of those intelligent, voluptuous women are advanced-body androids – human beings running bodies created by an heretofore unknown alien race with an agenda for Earth.

The takeaway is a set of three questions: Is organic birth and death our only choice? Is there more to Life than meets the human eye? Are we immortal beings?

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The co-authors:

 

JAMES P. WARNER

James P Warner started from less than humble beginnings: his birth-mother, a troubled showgirl, left him on a park bench in Barstow, California. He was rescued by a nurse and her husband, who fell in love with him and took him home. He attended the University of Southern California and California State Universities Fullerton and Northridge. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Vietnam-era veteran. He married his high-school sweetheart in Azusa, California, raised two children, and has another daughter living in Los Angeles. Mixing his romantic adventures with strong science interests, he now produces science-fiction books, instead of babies.

RONALD JOSEPH KULE

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, of Polish-American and Colombian-Chilean parentage, Kule grew up among a growing number of siblings – eight eventually – in a cramped, suburban house in Pennsylvania. He came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by direct observation of disparate social classes and living conditions in Colombia, Peru, Chile; several European and Eastern bloc countries; Communist China and Russia; and North America, including the 48 contiguous American states, Hawaii, and eight provinces of Canada.
The author’s heritage paint-brushed a wanderlust onto his life-canvas, which led him to travel in 35 countries and perform keynote-speaker engagements in 17.
Kule laughs often and portrays a wide range of emotions just for fun. He considers helping other people to feel happier or more enlightened for having met him, important. He prefers early “organic” jazz, likes to admire beautiful women and watch competent people create their best work, especially artists. He enjoys ice-cream, writing biographies and fiction, ghostwriting, drawing and painting.
“If you curl up with my books and find yourself emotionally breathless, intellectually provoked, inspired, changed, informed and satisfied, I have done my job,” Kule states as his purpose.
Currently, he lives and works from Clearwater, Florida.

© 2017 by The Haunted Robots LLC. Reserved.
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HAUNTED ROBOTS – SCI-FI NOVEL FROM RONALD JOSEPH KULE

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HAUNTED ROBOTS

Synopsis

by

Ronald Joseph Kule

Dr. Oren Stanson, the Director of a robotics technology and manufacturing facility, is murdered. Yet, he discovers that life goes on after body death. After getting sucked into one of the robot bodies, his repartee with former employees, among them the women that he knew, leads to in-fighting between those who want warfighter-only robots, and those who wish more commercial-use robots. Stanson’s nemesis, Brigadier-General Roger Rogers, not only kills off Stanson’s robot, but also gets “killed,” forcing him to take another robot body. All hell breaks loose. When the good guys become marked targets of the bad guys, it’s kill or be killed. The kicker is that some of the intelligent, voluptuous women Stanson knew turn out to be advanced-body-type androids – beings running bodies created by an alien race with a hidden agenda about Earth’s future. The takeaway is a set of two questions: Is organic birth and “death” our only choice? Or are there more choices than meet the human eye?

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© Copyright 2017 by The Haunted Robots LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Biography Forthcoming

(27 JANUARY 2018, Clearwater, Florida) Terry Hitchcock, known in some circles as “the REAL Forrest Gump,” is a man who did the impossible: run the distance of 75 marathons in 75 days… after he had a heart attack while in training… after he had found a way to raise three children and juggle a thriving business career single-handed… after his wife died of cancer… and after he’d come to the end of his wits.

This quiet, gentle man believed his grandfather’s words, “Nothing is impossible.”  One result was this book. The news-media attention he garnered for the plight of single parents everywhere was astounding. His run was captured in a documentary film, MY RUN, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, and directed and produced by Tim VandeSteeg. The film won top honors in 11 of the 15 film festivals where it was shown, as well as the coveted Dove Award. Terry’s book, A Father’s Odyssey, became a best-seller in 27 countries, as well as winner of the DOVE Award.

A feature film about Terry, PUSHING LIFE, is slated to release late in 2018, along with Terry’s official, authorized biography now in progress, Living Beyond Impossible.

Learn more about Terry and his amazing life and accomplishments by visiting Terry Hitchcock’s personal web site. Prepare yourself for the forthcoming film and biography book – both could be the feel-good stories of 2018-2019!  BUY and READ Terry’s fascinating book.

© 2018 by Ronald Joseph Kule. Reserved.

http://terryhitchcock.wixsite.com/personalsite

The Dove-Award-winning, best-selling book that chronicles this man’s amzing run from Twin Cities to Atlanta, Georgia in the name of single-parenting, bringing attention to how hard it can be.

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The Problem with Salespeople:
Most salespeople are either under-trained, over-trained, wrongly trained, poorly trained, incorrectly trained or simply untrained! 83 percent do make some sales, some of the time. But, of the remaining stellar 17 percent, less than a handful sell or close sales predictably well.

Most sales managers count on a mere handful to sell consistently, hoping the others will make a few sales before they get fired or leave on their own. The result is LOST SALES… LOST INCOME… LOST SALES COMMISSIONS. 

This problem hurts both sides. It won’t go away until something changes. 

But it’s not the fault of salespeople.

You see, fundamental data have gone missing from other sales-training methods and approaches. Were this not so, the majority of salespeople would perform FAR better than they do; given fundamentally sound, complete training, the greatest percentage would perform better; even the best producers’ numbers would go up.

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Our trainees learn:

  • key sales-related definitions;
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Author Credentials:

Ronald Joseph Kule is an award-winning salesman and sales trainer with 39 years of experience in international sales and sales management. At his last multi-million-dollar sales position, he was #1 in Sales for 18 years in a row and first to win the coveted Top Gun trophy. Later, he received recognition as Top Trainer in Tampa Bay for a network-marketing organization. He also has coached hundreds of sales people.

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Behind the Book

In 1972, the author developed a fundamentally different approach to sales, which he then tested on his 22-person sales crew.  They ended up #1 in company sales for months. Throughout his 39-year sales and sales-management career, the author re-discovered that he and others sold better, and easier, when trained his way.

More than a book, Listen More Sell More includes a complete, step-by-step, sales-training course laid out on a checksheet. (A checksheet is a format followed in exact sequence. Trainees attest, upon completion of each checksheet item, that he/she understands and can apply the data studied.)

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Author Ronald Joseph Kule

March 2017“Internationally published author, biographer and ghostwriter of non-fiction and novels” sounds fancy, but I’m simply a professional author with a mission to write entertaining, uplifting stories for reader enjoyment.

People tell me that I write well: “[Kule] creates emotional stories… he paints pictures with his 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, at least one good hunting dog (most times), 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.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, descended from Polish-immigrant coal miner 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, Chile, and 48 contiguous American states and Hawaii.

My heritage paint-brushed a wanderlust onto my life-canvas: I’ve spent time in 35 countries and performed keynote-speaker engagements in 17. I laugh often and can experience a panorama of emotions just for fun, although I prefer to make other people smile, laugh and generally feel happier for having met me, or my written works.

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 more than satisfied, my job as the 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!

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“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.”

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  • Ronald Joseph Kule is an internationally published author of non-fiction and fiction books, also a ghostwriter for numerous clients. For details contact: KuleBooksLLC@gmail.com
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FaceBreaks Disrupt Lives

An acquaintance of mine has written a book that is in pre-release mode now until March 29th, when it comes out.  Trust me, you will want to read this book.

The author asked me to read and review a draft copy. The following is my review:

“Dave Worthen’s FACEBREAK The Hidden Side of How Texting, Liking and Stalking Impact our Relationships reads like an eye-wateringly funny novel, at times, but is, in fact, a delicious non-fiction work about digital-world relationships coming face-to-face with the truth… and what to do about that. Chapters Four and Five are E-ticket rides that alone are worth the price of admission to its pages.”

And you may also want to consider my novel, Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love, which is the fictional story of two Millenials searching for everlasting love while trying to discover what happened when a mutual lover of theirs is murdered. http://amzn.to/1FB9xPI