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 FoxNews.com

From my website

Peekskill Native Allison Pataki Publishes New Book About Habsburg Family

As Published By The Peekskill Daily Voice by Sam Barron: PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — First, she explored Benedict Arnold’s wife. Now former Peekskill resident Allison Pataki has turned her attention to Eastern Europe. Pataki, daughter of former Gov. George Pataki, who lives in Garrison, just published her latest book, “The Accidental Empress.”…

EXCLUSIVE! THIS WEEK ONLY: The Accidental Empress 50% Off

Launch for The Accidental Empress is gearing up and I couldn’t be more excited! My novel hits shelves February 17th, and I have a lot of fun things on deck to share with you until then. With launch comes major retailer promotions around the country, which means more people will learn about Sisi!…

Twitter Contest

Hello Future Friends of Sisi! To get everyone as jazzed as I am about The Accidental Empress, I’m giving away a free, signed copy of the book to be sent out the week of launch! You’ll be one of the first to get your hands on the book and go behind…

 
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