Arkansas author Levena Woodard will be signing her first book "Dare to Trust"  from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings in Conway. 

"Dare to Trust" is an inspirational book examining the author’s walk with God since childhood.

Woodard decided to write the book while looking for a job after being laid off. 

"I love writing," she said. "In between my jobs, I wrote this book. It is inspirational."

She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a former teacher.

Woodard is originally from Osceola but now resides in the Little Rock area.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at Hastings or by visiting Woodard’s Web site at