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

A tale of two husbands, two wives, and the woman in between.It is a June day and the rain is lashing down as Emma and Andrew move into the house of their dreams in an affluent London suburb. Two doors away, dejected Darren and Kelly are downsizing into th....
ISBN: 9781803027586
Published: 2 March 2023
“Why on earth am I here?” David wonders as he observes the juvenile antics of ex-classmates at the twenty-five year school reunion. Then he sees Bridget.David draws up a list of all that he hopes to achieve to kick-start a new life now that his wife has m....
ISBN: 9781803020624
Published: 13 July 2021
They think they have it all. Then it starts to go wrong.Freshers Big Party Night and it’s love at first sight.There’s passing amusement when they discover that their names are those of the nursery rhyme, but the connection with the children’s story is lon....
ISBN: 9781786970954
Published: 26 October 2020
'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
One man in need of an overhaul. Two women determined to drag him there. Neville Watkin’s life is so rubbish surely things can’t get any worse. Yes they can, because his wife leaves him, he loses his job, has a car crash and ends up in hospital.Feisty Laur....
ISBN: 9781839457333
Published: 4 February 2021
When it’s impossible to forget is it possible to forgive?Jennifer is stuck doing dead end waitressing jobs, her naïve dream of Hollywood stardom in tatters. Gareth, an IT consultant on a temporary contract, is the unlikely customer at Giulio’s Diner in th....
ISBN: 9781803029085
Published: 23 August 2023
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
Sandy is about to retire following an illustrious career as editor of an upmarket fashion magazine. Michael can’t retire, he thinks his work to explain the dangers of climate change is far too important. Jonathan is considering retiring from running his f....
ISBN: 9781803023601
Published: 18 February 2022