Cheung, Theresa (Francis) 1965-
CHEUNG, Theresa (Francis) 1965-
PERSONAL: Born August 4, 1965, in Sussex, England; daughter of Eric (a tennis coach) and Joyce (a teacher) Paine; married Ray Cheung (a financial controller), 1995; children: Robert, Ruth. Education: King's College, Cambridge, B.A. (with honors), 1988; King's College, London, M.A. (English), 1997. Religion: Church of England. Hobbies and other interests: Dance.
ADDRESSES: Home—12 Bears Rails Park, Crimp Hill, Old Windsor SL4 2HN, England; fax: 01753-853-332. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Professional dancer in London, England, 1980-88; editorial assistant in London, 1988-90; secondary school teacher in London, 1995-98; health consultant in London, 1991—. Creator of audio books for the blind, elderly, and disabled.
Androgen Disorders in Women: The Most NeglectedFemale Hormone Problem, Hunter House, 1999.
Pregnancy Weight Management, Adams Media (Avon, MA), 2000.
Help Yourself Cope with Your Biological Clock: How to Make the Right Decision about Motherhood, Hodder & Stoughton (London, England), 2001.
A Woman's Guide to Staying Healthy through HerThirties, Adams Media (Avon, MA), 2001.
Worry: The Root of All Evil, Gill & Macmillan, 2001. The Lazy Person's Guide to Stress, Gill & Macmillan, 2002.
The Lazy Person's Guide to Self-Esteem, Gill & Macmillan, 2002.
Men and Depression: Helping Him Helping You, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2002.
(With Colette Harris) The PCOS Diet Book, Harper-Collins (New York, NY), 2002.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Twelve Weeks to Beat PMS, for HarperCollins (New York, NY), completion expected in 2003; Coffee Wisdom, Red Wheel Weiser, 2003; Get Lucky: Make Your Own Opportunities, Gill & Macmillan, 2003; Tarot for Teens, Adams Media (Avon, MA), 2003; research on "all aspects of health, mind/body, and spirit."
SIDELIGHTS: Theresa Cheung told CA: "I wrote my first book in my late teens and remember how much I loved the process. Nothing came of that book, but I spent the next fifteen years thinking about writing. I worked for a publishing house, taught English in schools, and read everything I could lay my hands on. Having trained as a dancer, I also started to work as a fitness instructor and health consultant. My interest in health eventually led to my first book contract. Since then I haven't looked back. I write about health and psychology mainly, but really enjoy writing about any nonfiction subject, however difficult. My aim is always to be clear, accessible, and easy to read."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 1999, review of AndrogenDisorders in Women: The Most Neglected Hormone Problem.
News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), February 11, 2002, Daphne Abernethy, review of Men and Depression: Helping Him Helping You, p. 32.
Publishers Weekly, October 15, 2001, review of AWoman's Guide to Staying Healthy through Her Thirties, p. 65.
Sunday Times (London, England), February 25, 2001, Sally Brown, review of Help Yourself Cope with Your Biological Clock: How to Make the Right Decision about Motherhood, p. 52.