chrissie anderson peters

Appalachian Author

Chrissie Anderson Peters is a Southwest Virginia native and the author of three books: Dog Days and Dragonflies, Running From Crazy, and Blue Ridge Christmas. Her writing can also be found  in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, The Mildred Haun Review, Still: The Journal, and Clinch Mountain Review, among other publications. Chrissie is currently at work on her fourth book, which is tentatively titled Chasing After Rainbows

Dog Days and Dragonflies
Running From Crazy
Blue Ridge Christmas

I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve been reading. Words have always been a comfort and a strength…

Chrissie Anderson Peters takes us into the complicated, dark, and beautiful heart of contemporary Appalachia with these intriguing stories, essays, and poems.

Silas House, author of Same Sun Here and Parchment of Leaves

If you’re looking for brave vision in a new voice, Dog Days and Dragonflies is the book for you. Chrissie Anderson Peters’ stories of friendship, hardship, family love and betrayal will stay with you long past the last page

George Ella Lyon, author of She Let Herself Go

Again and again, Chrissie Anderson Peters reminds us about everything that’s magical, revealing the true spirit of Christmas.

Denton Loving, author of Crimes Against Birds

Recent Writing

Where I Am Today

Where I Am Today

It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I’ve been antsy lately, but simultaneously lethargic. I want to travel. I want to go and do and be and have adventures. I’ve been going to physical therapy twice a week since August and it has worn me down emotionally and mentally. I...

Time to Write

Time to Write

I’m still trying to get back into the writing groove. I’ll be honest – some days are better than others. I haven’t been making it to the 7 a.m. Writing Prompt Zoom Group. My heart hasn’t been so much into writing or into sharing, which makes going to the Zoom less...

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

I fell in love with the a capella group Straight No Chaser about a decade or so ago, when I discovered their mash-up smash of “Twelve Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa.” Seriously, if you have somehow missed this, Google it – go find it on YouTube. The result is...