Diane Pickett signs first book at Sundog

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:38 PM.

Long-time Walton County resident Diane Pickett will sign copies of her first novel May 24 on the porch at Sundog Books in Seaside .

"Never Isn't Long Enough" should be required reading for all who aren't old enough to draw Social Security, believes Pickett, and the rest will enjoy looking back at a bygone era.

The era Pickett writes about in "Never Isn't Long Enough" is one where Blacks and Whites are kept separate; where the disabled must depend on someone to take care of them; and there is no welfare.

During this era, divorce is almost unheard of, and women who became pregnant out of wedlock were looked down on and shunned.

In "Never Isn't Long Enough," Pickett writes about the era she grew up in, and its hardships.

"Women today have no idea what women of my day went through when pregnant and having kids out of wedlock," she said.

Pickett is not a woman of color, she no disability, no children, and has never been on welfare. But she was raised in the small town of DeFuniak Springs by a single father.

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