Bio - Mo Fanning Author


Mo Fanning is a part-time novelist, part-time stand-up comic and full-time communications director for a major UK charity. He currently lives in the Black Country backwater town of Stourbridge, but aspires to something more rural without neighbours.

With a unique talent for blending romance and comedy in intriguing settings, Mo is an emerging voice in the contemporary fiction scene and aims to be the best-known writer of LGBTQ romance.

Books by Mo Fanning

Mo writes upmarket commercial and book club fiction. His debut novel ‘The Armchair Bride‘ was nominated for Arts Council England Book of the Year. The follow-up, ‘Rebuilding Alexandra Small‘ featured in bestseller charts, and in 2022, he published ‘Ghosted‘, his first book set not in the UK, but in America, onboard a cruise ship bound for Miami with 3000 gay men on board.

Mo displays a passion verging on unhealthy when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest and will happily discuss the waning value of a key change.

He has contributed to 100 Stories for Haiti and written for the Observer travel section.

A series of short stories and other writing featured in his first compilation—This is (not) America. Some parts of which are confusingly set in America … and a version of the afterlife that most certainly isn’t. ‘About Time’ was featured in a BBC America compilation of stories. In 2018, Mo published ‘Five Gold Rings‘ a collection of new short stories with a seasonal feel.

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Mo Fanning now lives in the arsehole of nowhere with his husband and a Labrador named Ernie.

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