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Bio: My name is David Press and I am a graduate of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University, which is currently ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best journalism schools in the country.

However, what I'm looking for here is not journalism, but representation that will showcase my work at its best. I've completed one novella (approximately 20,000 words), partnered on one screenplay and working on three short stories for a collection.

The novella, entitled "The Field House," is a murder-mystery with some supernatural elements revolving around a film student who is working for a small town newspaper during his summer break. This young man, Jerem Davis, regards this town and his job as nothing but source material for a screenplay, which is exactly what he gets. A well-regarded local novelist seemingly murders his wife and makes extraordinary claims that the ghost of the house killed her. Jerem, swept up into this investigation finds what seems to be an obvious cry for an insanity plea may not be entirely fictional.

"Shadow of Mind," a screenplay written with Timothy James Brearton regards the life and death consequences of when a friend ditches town and owes a large sum of money to a drug dealer and how that effects his two friends. Tristan, a young writer who has a hard time differentiating between fantasy and reality, and Shae a restaurant manager with a child on the way find their lives changed by their friend's indiscretions. However, when robbery detective Mark Leary gets involved he finds there may be more to this than three friends and their substance abuse issues.

I'm currently working on three short stories about a crew of graveyard shift news wire editors who are attacked by technologically enhanced soldiers and how they get through it. This short story, called, "The Graveyard (Shift)!" is meant to be a spoof of genre movies such as The Howling and along the lines of Shaun of the Dead. The second story revolves around a son who travels with his father to Egypt to learn the family business of importing clothes and finds that he is not enamored with the process when he discovers what kind of life the people who work for his father live. The third story has to do with a group of friends a few months out of college and the adventures they have during New Years in New York City.

If you are interested in my work please contact me at davidmichaelpress@yahoo.com Thank you for your time.