The story he [Todd Willingham] told me was this: He woke up to a fire. He ran out of the house and couldn’t run back in to save his children, and that was enough to get me interested. … There’s a writer in me that’s like, … this is a great story. … I have a good friend, who was my neighbor at the time, and I told her about it. … She had been a reporter, and she was like, “Let’s go investigate it.”