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

Surreal Childhoods

Surreal Childhoods

I was awakened this afternoon by a Facebook call from one of my cousins. I hadn’t heard his voice in several years, not since Mom passed away, five years ago this coming week. “Remember when I lived in that tent? How old was I? I can’t remember.”  He said that his new...

Writing Update

Writing Update

Spring! The flowers are blooming, and the trees have budded. It is high allergy season, and my eyes and nose are feeling it. Know what else Spring is? It’s time for lots of writing contest deadlines, conferences, and retreats. While I could live without the fine layer...

Interview with Denton Loving, Author of Tamp: Poems

Interview with Denton Loving, Author of Tamp: Poems

CAP: I was surprised that there wasn’t a poem called “Tamp” in the collection but noticed that the word is contained within at least two poems in the collection. Why “Tamp” for the title instead of something else?   DL: The word “tamp” first appeared in the poem,...