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       My name is Dwight Okita & I am a novelist in Chicago. Every week over 150 people visit my website. They could be studying my poems in school, or reading one of my novels, or seeking a website designer.

      My new second novel is THE HOPE STORE. The book is about the first store in the world to sell hope over the counter, the people who created the store, and the customers who were transformed by it. The book also explores the fine line between science and magic, between hope and hype.

    Though the book is live on Amazon, I am still doing final edits. It should be on sale in paperback and kindle toward the end of July 2017. 


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Dwight announces the publication of his second novel THE HOPE STORE.



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Big Love from Dwight.
Above are links to CROSSING WITH THE LIGHT which is my poetry book. This book includes "In Response to Executive Order 9066," one of the most anthologized poems on the internment camps for Japanese Americans. Many of these poems are regularly reprinted in textbooks and anthologies.  

THE HOPE STORE, my new magic realist/science fiction novel is entered in the UK Storyteller Contest sponsored by Kindle/Amazon. This book is about the first store in the world to sell hope over the counter, the people who created the store, and the customers who were transformed by it. It's also about the miracles and controversies that occur after the store's opening to the public.

THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL is my debut sci-fi novel which was a finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest (and is also represented by Affirmative Entertainment for possible movie deals).