By KALEY CONNER

kconner@dailynews.net

Former Hays resident Arnita Wright will host a signing of her latest Christian novel at the Rock Good Book Store, 1012 Main, Saturday.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wright will be endorsing her latest work, "The Freedom of Silence." The political fiction book depicts an American society that has lost its First Amendment freedoms.

"It's a political freedom, religious freedom novel all based upon what if America suddenly lost its First Amendment rights," Wright said. "What would happen to people of faith?"

The book will be available for purchase, and those who buy it will receive a free copy of Wright's first published work, "The Journey."

Her latest work has also been made into a movie that is expected to be released on DVD in spring. The independent film is directed by Kansas City resident Richard Robertson, who came up with the idea and wrote a screenplay.

Wright then was asked to write a novel to accompany the film, she said.

Wright grew up in Hays and is a 1989 graduate of Hays High School. She resides in Topeka with her husband, Jeff, and two daughters.

"The Freedom of Silence" is the latest of several published works; Wright also has authored "The Stone," a Christian-themed fantasy adventure.