As a kid I remember shuffling through my mother’s scrapbook and seeing these photos. My mother, Lucie Baxter (Dulin), must have shot them. They show her older sister, Betty Baxter (Hayes), getting ready to solo in a Piper Cub. The photos were shot sometime in the mid-forties. The images stuck with me all these years—what was she like as a 20-something woman? Why didn’t she keep flying? What might she have accomplished? Could she have become a WASP? This is the airplane that my character Billie Hardwicke solos in. These are the images that started it all. Check my BLOG for more of the inspiration.