Fernanda Santos writes about the American Southwest as chief of the Phoenix Bureau of The New York Times. Her first book, "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," tells the story of nineteen firefighters killed on June 30, 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, the deadliest wildfire in the United States since 1933 and the largest death toll among professional firefighters since the September 11 attacks. Fernanda has reported in three languages, in Latin America and across the United States. She got her start in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country, where she bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope. In those scenes, she found her passion for telling true stories.