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Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the author of the New York Times bestselling historical novel, The Traitor’s Wife. She graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a major in English and spent several years writing for TV and online news outlets. The daughter of former New York State Governor George E. Pataki, Allison is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com. Allison lives in Chicago with her husband. To learn more and connect with Allison visit AllisonPataki.com. 
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A Tumultuous Love Story Inside the Habsburg Empire

New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki follows up on her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Traitor’s Wife, with the little-known and tumultuous love story of “Sisi” the Austro-Hungarian Empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz J...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the stars

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. How fun to think about that! I would love to be the Queen of England for the day. Mostly because I really want to know what it's like inside Buckingham Palace!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I like to make others feel special.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When a person chews with his/her mouth open. I don't need to see or hear your food as it is being masticated!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My two grandmothers, both of whom are in their 90's.

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November 24, 2014

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Empress Elisabeth, or Sisi, was and continues to be a... see more

November 24, 2014

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Why should we, as American readers, care about Sisi and the... see more

November 24, 2014

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There are so many beautiful scene settings in my upcoming... see more

November 24, 2014

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Years ago I was traveling through Austria and Hungary... see more

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