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

Concert in the Caverns

Concert in the Caverns

I attended my second concert since covid on August 21, 2021. Russ and I saw Colin Hay and his band in the Caverns in Pelham, TN, about halfway between Chattanooga and Nashville. It was vastly different from my experience at the James Taylor/Jackson Browne concert in...

Fiction Lab With Darnell Arnoult

Fiction Lab With Darnell Arnoult

I'm taking a 4-week Fiction Lab with Darnell Arnoult, that started right on the heels of Hindman finishing. I got home from Hindman at about 8:30 on Saturday, 24 July, and Darnell's Fiction Lab started at 10 a.m. that morning. So, what is a Fiction Lab? It's a writing...

Running On Empty

Running On Empty

This week, I attended my first live music concert since the 80's Cruise in March 2020, as covid brought the curtain down on such activities for a long nearly-18 months. The event had been rescheduled twice, most recently from this past January, and was slated to take...