An insight into Anna Mckann's world

Do you feel like me? Concerned about the amount of time our children and grandchildren are spending on cell phones. So what are we doing about it? Too many of us, seemingly nothing! Major new studies are now proving that radiation from these devices is likely to effect memory. Electromagnetic fields are proven to have… Read more »

Perhaps I should have been more sensitive. Thought things through before I bought them. It was about identity you see. I was tapping into her identity instead of finding my own. Now bullying isn’t right nor acceptable under any condition, but I remember her face when I strolled up to that school bus. She looked… Read more »

  Hi young writers. Just to give you an update on the Inspiring Costa Kids Competition which was very successful in 2017 with some great entries. Unfortunately, the management team at the Kids on the Costa Magazine – our partners in the competition – have had to take time out for personal and health reasons,… Read more »

My first Able Writers’ day of 2019 was a great success. Thank you to my host school – The Green Way Academy, Hull. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and so did the children – but don’t just take my word for it – read the fantastic comments I received from the children and teachers… Read more »

I just love the Rianbo’s Travels series – and just to confirm – the three new titles will be available for World Book Day this year. UK World Book Day 7th March 2019. So we now have; Rianbo’s Travels. Rianbo goes to Mexico. Rianbo goes to New York. Rianbo goes to Beijing. Rianbo goes to… Read more »

I have created a new page for annamckann.com – called School Visits. Before I begin again in 2019 , and before I post anything else on the page, take a look at the image below at one of my first schools from nearly ten tears ago! Cliff School – Wakefield.       Where does… Read more »

I remember the days when my children were very young and I was considering separation from their father. My agonising thoughts were how will this affect them and could I hold on until they were through school, just so they could live with both parents? Well I couldn’t, and I didn’t! Sometime later I joined… Read more »

Looking forward to 2019 and working with Authors Abroad on the Able Writers’ Programme once again. Yes, I have recently decided to do some more school visits. I certainly don’t do as many as I used to, but it’s always a great joy visiting different schools and delivering my own creative writing workshop. Remembering that… Read more »