Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s WifeThe Accidental EmpressSisi: Empress on Her Own, and her forthcoming novel, Where the Light Falls. Allison’s novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison has written for The New York Times, ABC News, Huffington PostUSA TODAY, Fox News, and other outlets. She has appeared on the Today show, Fox & FriendsGood Day New YorkGood Day Chicago, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Allison graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a major in English and spent several years in journalism before switching to fiction writing. A member of The Historical Novel Society, Allison lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter. To learn more and connect with Allison, please visit AllisonPataki.com or Twitter @AllisonPataki.

Books by this Author

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 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 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’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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When a person chews with his/her mouth open. I don't need to see or hear your food as it is being masticated!

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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

November 24, 2014

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

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