New BATW member Teri Bayus says:

I write a weekly food and film column for Simply Clear Marketing and have since 2003. I also host the TV show Taste Buds (, where I give honest food and wine reviews, and highlight chefs’ talents. Taste Buds is in its third season, with shows being filmed in Cuba, Italy and Paris.

I write freelance travel/business/humor columns for national publications, tailoring each column to the area covered. I also do in-depth essays on the human condition, and travel assignments with different twists. I am an award-winning author (International 55 Word Fiction contest and many poetry contests) who has been published in over 20 different publications.

I have published two novels, Consumed and SousVide, which are the genre of culinary erotica. I am currently editing my memoir about my time as a trapeze artist with the Circus.

I am the director of the Central Coast Writer’s Conference and love bringing the writing community together to inspire and create. More about me at