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

Working Out

Working Out

I joined Planet Fitness at the end of February. The weight loss had begun slowing down on its own, and I was ready to add exercise to the mix. Planet Fitness is an amazing gym, first of all. Lots of great cardio equipment and weights, too. We practice “Social...

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

I went to the doctor's office last Thursday for my quarterly check-up. My blood pressure was 118/77. Pretty much perfect. Heart rate 90. Mine is always high. Weight 273.6 -- down 27 pounds from where I started on January 4. I have 23 pounds left to meet my June 30...