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Launched on May 11, 2024
Uncover the shocking truth behind Maelin’s death through the eyes of a young Blimmery, long before his time as Nightshade Academy’s beloved boarding school instructor. Learn more »
Mel Torrefranca

Mel Torrefranca is a novelist from the San Francisco Bay Area, now residing in the jungly mountains of Northern Thailand. Her books feature morally gray characters, bold endings, and a pinch of awkward humor. Mel discovered her passion for writing at the age of seven and published her debut novel Leaving Wishville during high school. She also drinks way too many lattes.

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Launching in 24 days on July 10, 2024
Following the broadcast, as dark secrets come to light and alliances fracture, all players realize that survival is a game where winning demands sacrifice. Learn more »
Julia Rosemary Turk

Julia Rosemary Turk is an author and artist based in Northern California. She loves all things creative, and she spends her days downing matcha lattes and writing stories. In addition to writing, Julia loves spending time with family, playing cozy games, and listening to indie rock. She's been battling chronic Lyme disease since childhood and considers her illness a crucial part of her identity.


Hi, I’m Mel Torrefranca

When I’m not filming videos or drinking one too many lattes in the mountains of Northern Thailand, I live immersed in a world of storytelling and publishing. My passion for writing began at age seven and led to the launch of my debut novel, Leaving Wishville, as a high schooler.

In 2020, I founded Lost Island Press to share stories I love and connect with readers who love them too. Every publication is either one I wrote myself or selected according to the tastes of our readers. We’re building a community of thrill-seekers who appreciate books that leave them pondering. But consider yourself warned—we don’t shy away from plot twists and cliffhangers.

Thank you for visiting Lost Island Press. I welcome you to get lost in a story.