Here's a few extracts of the interview:
I’m a gay man writing about gay men falling in love which is rarer than you may imagine. I use my personal experience in everything I write. I joke with my historical romance author friends that I don’t do research—the thought of poring through books and maps on a historical period to work out speech patterns, clothes and moral mores for a story fills me with dread.
Reviewers describe me as ‘a romantic realist’ which I love. Based on reviews, with my stories the personal elements can, for some readers, make the experience more interesting, and also it can prove disappointing, for the reasons I’ve outlined. The thing is, I can’t really write these stories without including elements of my own experience and therefore making them personal, so I’m not going to try.
The full column, including interviews from other authors is on the Pink Heart Society website.