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

The Life of 23 Tales

The Life of 23 Tales

The book anthology, 23 Tales: Appalachian Ghost Stories, Legends, and Other Mysteries, that I’ve been blessed to be part of, published by Howling Hills Publishing, launched in September, and has kept everyone involved hopping since. Which is a good thing. The book has...

Buddy’s Music & Variety Store

Buddy’s Music & Variety Store

At the corner of Baptist Valley and Adria Road sat a place that was magical on many levels, Buddy’s Music & Variety Store, in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Buddy Hyman was the proprietor, along with his wife Louise. Buddy ran the music side of things and smoked cigars...

Alma Mater

Alma Mater

Alma Mater:Where I learned to bethe true Chrissie,not the Chrissieeveryone elsewanted me to be.Where I learned to say yesto parties and Bacardi,where I learned to say yesto good times andgoofing off,where I learned to say yesto joining a Sorority,Unity...