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Goodreads asked Barbara Burke:

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

Barbara Burke I hadn't seriously considered writing a sequel to my first book, The Napkin, the Melon & the Monkey. At book signings and in my seminars, readers who felt a strong connection with Olivia, the main character in the story, asked me what happened to her. I'd assure them she was doing find, still working at Mighty Power, enjoying her new job as a supervisor. "Thanks for asking," I'd politely reply.
In truth, I had no idea how Olivia was. I hadn't talked to her in ages. I decided to find out. Thus the sequel!

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