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.

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The Accidental Empress
The Traitor's Wife

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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the stars

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My two grandmothers, both of whom are in their 90's.

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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to speak and understand any foreign language. It sure would make traveling a lot smoother!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I like to make others feel special.

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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

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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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