Let me tell you about a friend of mine.
C.L. Bevill is one of the best writers I've discovered in a long time. I'm actually a huge fan of more than one of her series! My absolute favorite is The Lake People series. When talking with her other fans, however, I'm usually outvoted by fans of the Bubba series. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Bubba but the Lake People series is tops for me. The first series I read was the Moon Trilogy and it comes in a close second for me.
For a number of fantastic reads, check out her Amazon page here. You can also find her on her website here.
Go, read, enjoy!!