I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario by my parents Walter Yourkin and Phyllis Yourkin. I am the eldest of four children. I have five children and seven grandchildren but I’m called “Mom” and “Granna” by several others who have adopted me. I never completed high school but I did however earn several untitled degrees in the field of life. I am strong willed, curious, passionate and determined to a fault at times. I am young at heart and I enjoy life to the fullest. I informally counsel many people in need and I advocate for inmates in the correctional system. I enjoy writing, creative art, music, martial arts, traveling, boating, cooking, gardening and nature. I am also a true crime enthusiast, I have spent a lot of time over the past 4 years studying the minds of criminals.
Anna details the complicated relationship with her son, Luka Magnotta, in her new true crime book written with Brian Whitney, MY SON THE KILLER.