Goodreads asked Laurie Boris:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Laurie Boris Charlie Trager, one of the protagonists of Playing Charlie Cool, is a secondary character in my novel Don't Tell Anyone. I didn't intend on writing a sequel; I'd never written one, and I had a couple other stories in my brain-hopper. But apparently he had a bit of a fan club, and readers contacted me, wanting to know more about Charlie and his off-camera relationship with a closeted, married politician. Then Charlie started, in his persistent, charming way, bothering me to write his story. When this happens, I listen. Our time together resulted in a kind of sideways trilogy and a new appreciation for Frank Sinatra.

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