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

Birthday Tribute to Mykee

Birthday Tribute to Mykee

I didn't forget your birthday. I just couldn't get the words out to say the things I wanted to say. The words... Well, you know, sometimes they're our best friends, enabling us to say the perfect things. Then other times, they fail us completely, and lead us to dark,...

Sweet, Sweet Summertime

Sweet, Sweet Summertime

I love music and I love Summertime. There’s something bout the two together that makes pure magic, and always has for me. When I listen back to Top 40 Countdowns on Sirius XM’s 80s on 8, more often than not, the Countdowns that hold my favorite songs were Summertime...

Imperfect Day at Coco Cay

Imperfect Day at Coco Cay

Royal Caribbean owns their own island in the Bahamas that they call Coco Cay. And they have a water park their, a hot air balloon ride, eateries, and sundry other activities. They call the overall experience “Perfect Day at Coco Cay.”  First of all, they’re...