02/14/2013 11:57 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Safe Haven' Author Nicholas Sparks Says Gay Romance Is 'Not Exactly In My Genre'

This Valentine's weekend the latest adaptation in the Nicholas Sparks romance wheelhouse, Safe Haven, hits theaters. The man behind tearjerkers such as Dear John, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, The Lucky One, The Last Song, and of course, The Notebook, has paired yet another attractive male lead (this time, Josh Duhamel as a widower who learns to love again) and an attractive female lead (this time, Julianne Hough, as a woman who learns to love again after enduring an abusive past) for another seaside romance. But will we ever see a same sex relationship love story from the man whose work has attracted the likes of everyone from Zac Efron to Miley Cyrus to Channing Tatum to Diane Lane?

Hollywood.com caught up with the author after a screening of Safe Haven, where he told us he's "considered" penning a gay love story, though it's "not exactly in my genre." While Sparks, whose next book The Longest Ride is due out in September, may not have a book about a same sex couple, he added, "That would probably be more likely something that's explored in a different medium, maybe through television...with the novels, I try to give the people what they expect, and then move out into different areas."

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