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THE HOPE STORE makes the first cut of the 2014 Amazon novel contest 
March 18, 2014 -- I'm pleased to announce my second novel is among the 2,000 novels moving forward out of 10,000 novels submitted worldwide to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest.  My advancement was based on a 300 word pitch I wrote for The Hope Store.  Visit to follow all the highs and lows of this exciting contest.  The next cut will be based on our 20 page excerpts.​  

And welcome to my website.  My name is Dwight Okita. I am an author & web designer based in Chicago.  Whether you are a book lover, author, potential agent/publisher/film producer -- you've come to the right place.  Or whether you are seeking a great new website or video trailer, or blog -- you've also come to the right place.

Dwightland is a place where books, movies, life, art, people and technology are properly worshipped.  Don't forget to sign the guestbook so I know you stopped by. Something of ourselves remains wherever we have been.

P.S.  This site used to be but is now
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TESTIMONIALS on dwight's web design

"I was really impressed by the quick turnaround Dwight was able to provide for my actor website. Every detail fell neatly into place and matched up with the ideas I had in mind, and all his suggestions were extremely helpful. I wasn’t actually sure if it would be possible to get a site constructed that felt like “me,” but I think Dwight O did the trick."

                         -- actor Dwight Sora

"Dwight is lovely to work with. Since I live in Melbourne, Australia and he lives in Chicago – much of the web development was carried out via Skype. He had designed a wonderful site for my aunt Anne McGravie (they are both Chicago writers and friends), and that is how l learned of his creative services. As I am not the most tech-savvy, I especially appreciated how gracefully Dwight guided me through the process. Now that I have my own website, I wonder how I got along without one!  He gets five stars from me."

                          -- founder of AVEC PLEASURE Anne McGravie-Wright

"I needed a website quickly.  I didn't have the skills to build one that would be as whimsical as my music is.  I knew Dwight from his writing and always thought he was a very creative person.  He started out sending me a clear proposal and estimate of how long the project would take.  I felt very involved in the process.  I would definitely recommend Dwight for anyone who needs help with their web design.  He took a daunting task and made it fun."  

                          -- musician George Nelson, aka 2loose

           C r e a t i v e   P r o j e c t s 

The Hope Store -- This is my second novel. I will be soon approaching publishers & filmmakers.  I might use beta readers. See the NOVELS section for more. Will also start some novels as well.

The Prospect of My Arrival  -- This is my debut novel which came out in October 2011 thru Createspace. It was a top finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.  In 2012, the book earned over $1,000 in sales. My manager Nicholas Bogner is in conversation with a film producers to possibly work on developing PROSPECT as a movie. 

Crossing with the Light -- This is my poetry 
book, published by Tia Chucha Press.  The book is 
filled with acclaimed poems that have been reprinted 
in anthologies and textbooks, and studied in classrooms 
around the country.  "Notes for a Poem on Being Asian 
American" was printed in the Norton Introduction to 
Literature.  CROSSING is available in paperback thru 
Trippy, cool, offbeat fiction for the new millennium.
"The writing is frequently beautiful, 
the plot frequently shocking."

           -- from review of                                               THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL

[Click above to read the full review.]