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

Table Rock Writers Group

Table Rock Writers Group

I was able to attend the Table Rock Writers Group in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 28-September 2. I was told about the Memoir class specifically by my dear friend Darnell Arnoult, who was slated to teach the Memoir class. So I signed up for Memoir, excited to...

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

You're welcome to your opinions. I'm allowed mine, too. Plans that have been in the works for decades are being carried out to the letter. Out of respect, out of honor, out of dignity to a life lived in service and duty from a young age. Not in perfection, but in the...

Losing Words

Losing Words

I have been doing a lot of writing in the past couple of weeks. I wrote some pretty decent starts and dribbles for my memoir about the Epic European (and UK) Excursion at Table Rock Writers from August 29-September 2. But I wrote it all in a notebook and was beginning...