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. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I worry too much.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness and humor.

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. 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.

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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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