Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of four fiction novels and one nonfiction memoir. Allison’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in English. An avid traveler and reader, Allison lives in New York with her husband, children, and rescue pup. To learn more and connect with Allison, please visit AllisonPataki.com.

Books by this Author

Nelly Takes New York
The Accidental Empress
The Traitor's Wife

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm outdoors on a summer day surrounded by friends and family members. We have a beautiful backdrop of untouched nature surrounding us, preferably with a water view of some sort. It's warm because, for me, happiness requires warmth and sunshine! We are all happy and healthy and about to sit down to a delicious meal.

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.

Author Voices

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

November 24, 2014

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

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