By Tiara Shae
While Kontrol Magazine writer, Michael Fanning (BKA “Hey Mikey”) is keeping us update on the hottest shows and celebrity news, he is also making some major moves of his own. Michael Fanning is a hard working entrepreneur that stays busy, styles to the nines like the glam guy he is known as, and enjoys life, enjoys dating, and enjoys being a great father to his son. Michael is currently promoting his new novel “Blessed are the Beautiful” and is a relationship expert that is not afraid to give tough love. Life experiences in the dating world lead him to start a relationship advice column on his website HeyMikeyAtl.com that is helping men & women everywhere.
Michael Fanning has self-published his current novel “Blessed are the Beautiful” and it is an absolute must read. The novel is about a popular talk show host that is living a double life. Michael shares that the inspiration for the story comes from celebrities coming out of the closet that you wouldn’t even expect. Some of his own life experiences are also contributed into the story. “I always thought about this: What if Oprah was a man, she was young, and she was attractive…and she was gay? How would the world receive her? She would probably still be rich but she wouldn’t be as famous as she is now.” That thought sparked an idea that resulted in Michael’s juicy book. “I took a character, based him off of me and off of that notion. I threw in some characters based off of my friends and our misadventures loosely and came up with a book about a mega star on the DL (down-low) and his close group of friends that have to help him keep the secret.” To get your hands on Michael Fanning’s “Blessed the Beautiful” email the author at HeyMikeyATL@gmail.com to receive your $13 copy.
Michael is constantly helping daters through his website. “I just want to help people find love, stay in love, and if they fall out of love…helping them move on with their lives.” Michael is that go-to person that will always give the right dating advice, even if it’s something you don’t necessarily want to hear. Michael shares that he wants to write an advice book for daters specifically in Atlanta. “I’ve noticed that Atlanta is very different in the dating scene because it is complete role reversal.” He notices that men are like the women and vice versa. Michael’s advice for finding love in Atlanta, “If you’re a man trying to get married, come to Atlanta! If you’re a girl…I’m sorry.” Pretty much, ladies, don’t hold you breathe on finding that special someone in the A. Women in Atlanta are usually very business driven and southern men are looking for a domestic type of gal.
Make sure to stay connected with Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning by following him on Instagram and Twitter: @HeyMikeyATL, and visit his website HeyMikeyATL.com to get his advice on love & life and to grab your copy of his latest novel “Blessed are the Beautiful”.
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