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

Back on Track

Back on Track

It has been a while since I’ve given you an update on my health journey. To be completely honest, there hasn’t been much to tell for the past two months. I quit going to the gym, losing the motivation to go, shortly after getting my new workout outfit in early June. I...

Surfside Beach Revisited

Surfside Beach Revisited

I made it back down to Surfside Beach, SC, for a second visit this Summer, this time for a Girls' Trip with my friends Kandy and Becky. I totally admit to being a pain in the butt and wanting to cancel the week leading up to the trip. The weather looked horrible, and...

Hindman Wrap-Up

Hindman Wrap-Up

I'm so glad that I chose to do Hindman in person. I was worn out by the end of the week, and some kind of bug bit the crap out of my upper lip on Tuesday night -- but it made such a difference to get to be there in person. Approximately 35 of us, plus 5 staff members,...