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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. What’s your best quality?

A. I like to make others feel special.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I love Italian food, so I'd have to go with Chicken Parmesan with a side of spaghetti!

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. 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.

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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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