My name is Chip Brantley. I wrote The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot (Bloomsbury) and am at work on a second book of nonfiction called The Pistachio Wars. I have edited and written for many publications, including Slate, Gourmet, the Boston Globe, and the Oxford American. A former director of TV development for Mike Newell’s Dogstar Films, I produced the interactive documentary Whitman, Alabama. I am the founder of the Desert Island Supply Co. and the senior lecturer in emerging media in the department of journalism & creative media at the University of Alabama, where I work in the Program for Nonfiction Storytelling.