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 at @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. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I would have to say that my greatest achievement is the relationships I have with my loved ones. My relationships with my family members, friends and husband. That's my top priority and my greatest blessing.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Darcy or Albus Dumbledore

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Anne Boleyn-- though I'm not certain it's fair to call her a villain, even if history and historical fiction accounts have set her down as one. Regardless, I sure love to see her do her thing.

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

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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

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

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