Mary Borsellino has published work with a variety of micropress publishers in Australia and internationally. Her first foray into professional fiction writing was self-publishing a lurid YA novel at eighteen to supplement her babysitting income. Since then she’s. Her mother asked her to use a pseudonym for romance novels, so sometimes Mary’s known as Julia Leijon. Her heart still lies in YA, though, where her novels have inspired cosplay, tattoos and some incredible fan art.