Profile: Richard Gould

About This Author

R J Gould writes contemporary fiction, using humour to describe past, present and sought after relationships. His characters, some highly eccentric and some plain ordinary, are trying to make the most of their lives while carrying heaps of baggage. 'Mid-life follies' (2020) is self-published through FeedARead. Three other novels, 'A Street Café Named Desire', 'The Engagement Party' and 'Jack & Jill went downhill' are published by Endeavour Media and Headline Accent. He is a (rare male) member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Having been selected for the organisation’s New Writers Programme, his first novel was short-listed for the Joan Hessayon Award. Ahead of writing full time, R J Gould led a national educational charity. He has published in a wide range of educational journals, national newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of a major work on educating able young people. He lives in Cambridge, England. "R J Gould is a sharp, perceptive observer of human relationships, demonstrating both their fragility and their absurdity." Contact the author at or on twitter at rjgould_author, and find out more about his work at

This Author's Books

Jack and Jill meet on Freshers Big Party Night at university and for both of them it’s love at first sight. Despite their backgrounds, personalities and interests being poles apart, the relationship flourishes during their university years. It’s not quite....
ISBN: 9781786970954
Published: 13 September 2016
'When you look in the mirror, do you see someone young and vibrant like you used to be,’ Liz asks her husband, ‘or old and decrepit like you’re going to be?’ This question is the trigger for Liz’s decision to leave the comfortable family home in Cambridge....
ISBN: 9781839451874
Published: 20 August 2020
Five people in a sleepy English coastal town. One year that changes everything. They seem to have it all. They’re in good health and are financially secure. They live in a pleasant and comfortable town. But as their lives intertwine, cracks emerge and res....
ISBN: 9781839453724
Published: 10 July 2020