California native Julia Bricklin is the author of four nonfiction books. Her Agatha-nominated Blonde Rattlesnake: Burmah Adams, Tom White, and the 1933 Crime Spree that Terrorized Los Angeles examines the most explosive trial you’ve never heard of–one that changed Los Angeles’s legal and prison system forever. Her other recent works include the only biography of Annie Oakley’s greatest nemesis, sharpshooter Lillian Frances Smith, and The Notorious Life of Ned Buntline: A Tale of Murder, Betrayal, and the Creation of Buffalo Bill. Bricklin has written for the Saturday Evening Post, Wild West, Zocalo Public Square, and Smithsonian, to name a few. She also writes for several history podcasts.

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