Bay Co. Sheriff's Wife Holds Signing for First Novel

LYNN HAVEN-- Diane McKeithen, Bay Co. Sheriff Frank McKeithen's wife, has written her first book, "In an Instant."

She held a book signing at the Lynn Haven Hallmark Saturday morning.

Diane McKeithen spent 35 years as a teacher in Bay County.

She began to write her book after she retired.

She says book's theme is about survival and how young teenagers in a small community come together to take care of one another after everybody aged 16 and older dies mysteriously.

"You get lost in it. I would start at 8 a.m. in the morning, and by five o'clock my husband would come home and say, 'What's for dinner?' And I go, 'What time is it?' You get lost in it. It's just mind cosuming. It's wonderful," McKeithen said.

McKeithen says that the long hours of writing have truly paid off, and she's very excited about her book's release.