Sharyn is a superb writer, whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few years back at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
She writes books with tremendous insight into the Scottish-American culture, the wisdom of the people in Applachian communities, and a delightful wit.
So far I've read everything she's written, and she has just come out with a new book.
My favorites are Highland Laddie Gone, Songcatcher and Rosewood Casket (soon to be a movie).
For info visit her website http://www.sharynmccrumb.com/.