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



I’ve never been interested in running a 5K. I’ve never been interested in running anything. Because I’m predisposed to asthma attacks and have been my entire life.  Remember gym class in school when you had to run the 600-yard dash? The 80s were hell with the...

January Jumpstart

January Jumpstart

It’s that time of year again. Time to make resolutions. Time to try to get back into healthy habits, whether for eating, exercising, or writing. The latter was the reason for driving to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this past Friday, amidst weather forecasts for high winds...

Snow Days

Snow Days

We rarely have a real snow day, anymore. But today, one materialized. Of course it did. It’s an inconvenience because we’re trying to leave for Chicago tomorrow morning and today was a holiday, so we couldn’t get anything done in terms of going to the bank or doing a...