Paediatrician, writer, lecturer and counsellor, has a solid background both in medicine and as an author. She writes and lectures on a variety of topics including child care and health, women’s health, family life, and nutrition and she works, part time, as a psychodynamic counsellor. She was Woman’s Weekly’s regular Health columnist for fifteen years
Apart from the books written in collaboration with her husband, Dr Andrew Stanway, she has herself written THE MOTHERCARE BOOK OF CHILD HEALTH for Conran Octopus and DIET FOR COMMON AILMENTS (Gaia for Sidgwick). Her book, GREEN BABIES was packaged by Eddison Sadd for Century’s publication in September 1990. She was general Editor to the new MOTHERCARE NEW GUIDE TO PREGNANCY AND BABYCARE with Conran Octopus, and with Orion published COPING WITH A PREMATURE BABY and FIRST BABY AFTER 30… OR 40.
She acted as General Editor to supervise (and in some instances to contribute) the entries in the new work Curing Everyday Ailments The Natural Way, to be produced by Gaia for Reader’s Digest USA. Dr Stanway has also written an important work for Element Books – now transferred to HarperCollins for Thorsons, entitled NATURAL WELL WOMAN (October 2001 publication) and for Kyle Cathie, published THE FEEL-GOOD FACELIFT – issued in the USA by Ulysses Press – Spring 2000. With Hamlyn (September 2000) she has published, GOOD FOOD FOR KIDS – established as a best-seller – with a spin-off, THE GOOD LUNCH BOX BOOK, to follow. Penny published a further book with Kyle Cathie, entitled LIFELIGHT, Autumn 2001.
Penny, once again contracted with Kyle and a further important work, entitled, NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH – COMBINING NATURAL AND MEDICAL CURES FOR GYNAECOLOGICAL AILMENTs – was published in May 2003. With Inge Relph, Penny Stanway wrote CHRISTMAS: A COOK’S TOUR, a lead title from Lion in Autumn 1991.
Penny’s book, FREE YOUR INNER ARTIST – reflecting the pleasure and therapeutic effect of taking up painting – illustrated with Penny’s own artwork, is published by Stobart-Davies, who control World Rights.
Penny has published THE MIRACLE OF APPLES, CIDER & CIDER VINEGAR with Watkins following this by THE MIRACLE OF LEMONS. Also published are THE MIRACLE OF BICARBONATE OF SODA, THE MIRACLE OF GARLIC. THE MIRACLE OF HONEY, THE MIRACLE OF TEA and THE MIRACLE OF SPICES.