Dwight announces the publication of his second novel THE HOPE STORE.
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).
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 was released Fall 2017. 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 novel explores the fine line between science and magic, between hope and hype.
The book is live on Amazon in paperback form only. I may release a e-book version in Fall 2018. But the physical book is stunning and there's nothing like the feel of a book in one's hands. If you are interested in reviewing THE HOPE STORE for print (magazines, newspapers) or for online (book blogs, websites, book clubs) -- please let me know.