Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife and The Accidental Empress. 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 Huffington Post and FoxNews.com, as well as a member of The Historical Novel Society. Allison lives in Chicago with her husband. To learn more and connect with Allison visit AllisonPataki.com or on Twitter @AllisonPataki.

Books by this Author

The Accidental Empress
The Best Fiction Sampler Ever 2015 - Howard Books
The Best Fiction Sampler Ever 2014 - Howard Books
The Traitor's Wife

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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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Hotel reviewer. Imagine traveling the world and getting wined and dined at the world's nicest hotels and coolest locales. I can't imagine it getting better than that.

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.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Sitting on the outdoor terrace of a cafe in Paris, with my cafe au lait and my chocolate croissant on the way.

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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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