Allison Pataki

About me

Hi! I am an upstate New Yorker now living in Chicago. I LOVE books– especially historic novels–and anything having to do with them: reading them, writing them, discussing them, you name it.

Here is my “official” bio:
Allison Pataki is the author of the New York Times bestselling THE TRAITOR’S WIFE and the upcoming 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 currently working on her second novel, The Accidental Empress, to be published by Simon & Schuster in February 2015.

A lover of history, Allison was inspired to write The Accidental Empress by her family’s deep roots in the former Habsburg empire of Austria-Hungary. Allison is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization, ReConnect Hungary. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and

From my website

‘Tis the Season for Reading: My Favorite Holiday Books

As published by The Huffington Post: There’s perhaps nothing cozier and more likely to get you into the holiday spirit than to curl up beside the Christmas tree, nestle under a blanket with a mug of something warm to drink and dive into the pages of a beloved book. Sure,…

Sneak Peak at ‘The Accidental Empress’!

The Best Fiction Sampler Ever 2015 – Howard Books A Free Sample of Fiction Titles! Want to get your hands on a FREE fiction sampler, just in time for the Holidays? Then be sure to check this out. Complete with new beginnings and the promise of happy endings, the Howard…

Ninety Nine Candles

My grandmother likes to joke that when her time comes, she’ll ask to be buried with a spoon in her hand. The reason for this? Because, she says, once she gets to heaven, she plans to eat a limitless supply of desserts. To which I always reply – “Grandma, when…

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