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

Pamper Me

Pamper Me

Sometimes, a body just needs a little R&R, a little special attention. And that’s where I was this week. A couple of years ago, I started getting really bothered by the fine fuzz on my face, which, thankfully, is very blonde, but still noticeable, especially to...

Health and Wellness: Almost Made It

Health and Wellness: Almost Made It

I took a break last month from talking about my weight loss journey. My goal was to hit 250 pounds by the end of June. And I didn’t make it. I still haven’t made it, two weeks later. But I am getting closer and closer! This morning, I hit 251.4 pounds. It was tempting...

Today in Music History: Live Aid!

Today in Music History: Live Aid!

On this date in 1985, the world witnessed the awesomeness of Live Aid, a star-studded concert held simultaneously in London and in Philadelphia. I remember it well, trying to watch bits and pieces of it from my grandparents’ house in Tazewell, my 13-year-old self so...