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

2024 80s Cruise Recap

2024 80s Cruise Recap

Here’s my attempt of a recap of the 2024 80s Cruise. Overall, a wonderful time. Despite falling and slightly spraining my ankle, it was a wonderful time. Another week where we sometimes had to try to figure out when we would have time to eat because there was so much...

Coming Back to Myself

Coming Back to Myself

I’ve been off the ship a week and am still suffering the 80s Cruise Hangover. I look forward to this cruise every year for approximately fifty-one weeks, then we get to go back in time to my favorite decade for one full week. And then we’re thrust back into the...