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Behind the Scenes
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was the second novel I wrote, but it was the first to be published. I entered it for a competition run by Irish publishers Poolbeg. It didn’t win but it was shortlisted and they offered me my first contract.
When I wrote Smoke Gets in Your Eyes I was a bit of a gym freak, but then I became pregnant and was told I had to rest - so I wrote a book about a gym instead! Originally the novel was going to be set in a resort hotel in Greece, but that didn’t really work so I moved it to the UK. This is why Marina is Greek.
The interior of Calahurst Police Station is based on a police station where I used to work, although the exterior is based on another one. The interior of the Stables is also based on a real pub.
The real-life pub which inspired The Stables