About Margaret

Margaret Aitken is a Scottish writer for children. As a child, she could often be found outside hoping to stumble upon the characters of Brambly Hedge and Beatrix Potter.

After studying medicine at the University of Glasgow, she worked as a doctor in the village of Doune, a filming location for Outlander and Game of Thrones.

Along with her husband and three sons, Margaret is currently enjoying life in a New England-style farmhouse in Maine.

When she isn’t writing she can mostly be found at the beach, in the garden, or baking something gluten-free.

Margaret is represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez at Context Literary.

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Media Mentions

‘FINDING MY AGENT ON TWITTER’ Feature on Beth Anderson’s Blog

OLD FRIENDS featured on Helen Wu’s blog

The inspiration behind OLD FRIENDS with Kidlitcaravan on Tara Lazar’s Blog

OLD FRIENDS listed as one of ’22 Picture Books to Look Forward To in 2022′ on Picture Book Den

OLD FRIENDS featured on Literacious blog’s list of 2022 Debut Picture Books.

OLD FRIENDS is included in The Contented Reader’s list of 55 Picture Books I can’t Wait to Read in 2022

Interview and cover reveal on Kaitlyn Sanchez’s blog

Interview on writing first drafts with Hollie Wolverton

Margaret is a member of the debut group Kidlit Caravan