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

Immersive Van Gogh

Immersive Van Gogh

Today, I traveled to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Charlotte, North Carolina with my friends Nikki and Kandy. We set off from Wytheville, VA, where Kandy lives and about halfway between where Nikki and I live, early in the morning, to reach Charlotte for our 11...

Writing Achievements

Writing Achievements

I’ve had a lot going on with writing lately and this quarter’s newsletter is dedicated to all of that. If you’d like to read more, but aren’t signed up for the newsletter, all you need to do is go to my website – – and scroll to the bottom of the...

White Birch

White Birch

I’ve never been one to be into juices and smoothies and things like that. Until a few months ago, when my friend Nikki had me meet her for lunch in Abingdon, Virginia, at a local place called White Birch. Now, make no mistake – White Birch is more than just juice....