Julia Bricklin is the author of the biography America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith (University of Oklahoma Press: 2017) and the upcoming books Polly Pry: The Woman Who Wrote the West (Two Dot: September 2018) and Blonde Rattlesnake: Burmah Adams, Tom White, and the 1933 Crime Spree that Terrorized Lost Angeles (Lyons Press: June 2019).

She has authored a dozen articles in well-respected commercial and academic journals, such as Civil War Times, Financial History, Wild West, True West, and California History.

Bricklin grew up in southern California, obtained a journalism degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked in the TV/film industry for fifteen years before obtaining her master’s degree in history at Cal State Northridge. In addition to serving as associate editor of California History, the publication of the California Historical Society, she is a professor of history at her local community college. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.