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



Here we are. Anniversary #21! If our marriage were a person, it could drink legally now. It would have been drinking for many years, anyway, but it would just be legal now, lol! Last year, we had the fantabulous getaway to Williamsburg, where we stayed in one of the...



I grew up in a small town, predominantly filled with Caucasians. I’d never encountered an African American until I started school. But even at that young age, I saw no major differences in us, really, besides those that were on the surface. My mother had grown up...

Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise

Some days are hard: I can’t make myself get out of bed; or I get out of bed, write and do work for a few hours, then I go back to bed and snuggle with the kitties because I just don’t feel well. Or because I just feel lazy some days. And other days, I get going and go...