Julia Aitken started writing professionally around the age of eight when she fashioned a “magazine” in crayon, tied copies together with yarn and hawked them round the neighbours near her home in northwest England. Her mother made her give the money back.
Undaunted, Julia stuck with writing. She’s been food editor of Homemaker’s, Elm Street and Canadian Family magazines, and has written three cookbooks (125 Best Entertaining Recipes is the latest). She’s currently food editor of My Advantage and Expressions magazines, writes regularly for Food & Drink, Prime Time and Diabetes Dialogue, and has forgiven her mother.