Meet Shirley


Being the middle daughter of a middle-class family, I was born in Center, Texas and was reared in the middle of America which may explain why--as a Type A personality--I love to be surrounded by action and adventure!

With a background as an international speaker, an African missionary, and the founder/fund-raiser for an orphanage in Kenya, Shirley Gould has written persuasive non-fiction for over thirty years. Her debut Christian fiction novel was released last year with its sequel to be published soon. Her work shows a passion to create prose that makes a difference.

Today, as a certified copywriter, Shirley is using her writing skills to enable visionary entrepreneurs to attract customers and increase revenue through superb online messaging. After extensive research, she will craft concise high-converting copy as she creates your launch pages, sales pages, email sequences, and webinar scripts. Your audience will grow, and your sales will soar when this joint effort is ignited.

Living in Tennessee, she loves beautiful scenery, southern cooking, and sweet tea. When she isn’t writing, Shirley enjoys traveling, painting, and spoiling her seven amazing grandchildren.

"Someday you're going to be someone's favorite author.
I believe in you."

-JR Gould-

New Releases!

Going in Circles:

A study of the Cycles of Grief

For those who've experienced the loss of someone you loved. Understanding the process will help you navigate your emotions, deal with your grief in a godly fashion and help you begin your personal journey toward healing. I pray that it blesses you during this painful chapter of your life.


In a scary case of mistaken identity, Olivia Stone is threatened by Aga Kahn, a powerful Indian ruler, because she could pass as the twin of the missionary's deceased wife. Kahn calls her the Sahar of Zanzibar who has returned from the grave to torment him and demands that she leave the island or face his wrath. She'd come to exotic Zanzibar in search of adventure, but she experiences much more.

A handsome widower, Missionary Eli Deckland, steps between Olivia and the angry Indian, rescuing her. There's an instant connection between Olivia and Eli that escalates when he comes to her rescue again and again. Amid the chaos, Eli tries to prove Kahn murdered his late wife. After several attempts on Olivia's life, she's kidnapped. Eli joins the police to find her before it's too late.


Tubby Can't Swim is about a young hippo who wants to learn to swim. Despite the help of his friends, a parrot, a fish, two geese and a crocodile, he doesn't learn how. Then a wise owl tells him hippos don't swim, they push off the bottom of the river to get a breath when they need one. That makes him a happy hippo.

Shirley's Awards for authorship