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

New Ride

New Ride

Last Wednesday, Russ sent me an ominous text while he was out running morning errands. “When I get home, we need to talk.” Okay. What good conversation ever started out like that? It was a busy morning. I’m taking a Publishing Class every weekday morning in February...

Publishing Class (Part 1)

Publishing Class (Part 1)

This month, I have been taking a Publishing Class with the amazing Diane Zinna via Zoom. I learned about Dianna through my 7:00 a.m. Writing Prompts Group, Rules Schmoolz. Our leader, Connie, took it last year. I think there are five of us from the group taking it...

First Kiss

First Kiss

The first kiss I ever remember getting was from one of my mom’s boyfriends when I was somewhere between 1-2 years old and we lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan. My father had left us when I was not quite six months old, so we moved to Michigan to live with my Papaw Little,...