About me

Thanks for wanting to find out about me.

I write contemporary commercial fiction, using humour to describe past, present and sought-after relationships. My characters, some highly eccentric and some plain ordinary, struggle to balance the pressures of work, friends and families as they search for new romance. I'm told that the male perspective on relationships provides a refreshingly original viewpoint.

Following selection onto the New Writers programme of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, I was taken on by the publisher Accent Press, and my first novel, ‘A Street Café Named Desire’ (2015) was short-listed for the Joan Hessayon Award. ‘Jack and Jill Went Downhill’ (2019) is my first novel published by Endeavour Media.

I'm a member of Cambridge Writers, an organisation providing information, events and support to fellow authors. Within the society, I lead the Commercial Editing Group.

I've worked in schools, universities and for a national educational charity and have been published in a wide range of educational journals, newspapers and magazines. Although I enjoy writing non-fiction, my true love is as an author of novels that make the reader reflect on the idiosyncrasies of everyday life.

 

I live in Cambridge, England. I enjoy playing tennis, watching films, especially film noir, supporting my partner's mosaic and glass art business - and I have a minor addiction to dried mango slices.

 

    © 2013 R J Gould