We have to hand it to local novelist Sven Michael Davison. He has a flair for self-promotion.

Earlier this year, right after the publication of his cyberpunk futuristic novel State of Mind, he did a Q&A interview under the guise of his fictional lead character, Jake Travissi. This week, with all the OccupyLA business going down, he has blasted out a new press release that aligns both the novel and its author more directly with the movement:

Davison has worked as a trailer copywriter at Paramount Pictures and a staff screenwriter for several other smaller production companies. In the past two years he has experienced a seventy-five percent reduction in income, “short selling” a home, and doing what it takes to provide for his family and survive in this lean decade. He acknowledges there has always been a disparity in income and is thankful there are no more nineteenth century debtors prisons.

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