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.

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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Darcy or Albus Dumbledore

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love moonlighting as a travel agent. Nothing makes me happier than planning trips and exploring new places!

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. 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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