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.

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

TheSkimm Names ‘The Traitor’s Wife’ Its Skimm Reads Pick!

Want your news to be fast and fun? TheSkimm.com is a quick and quirky news service with half a million viewers. They do the reading for you and break it down with fresh editorial content. And guess what? They picked The Traitor’s Wife as their Friday read! Check out this blurb:…

Jessica Simpson and Carolina Herrera Share Allison Pataki’s Passion for Empress Sisi!

Check this out! I am so giddy to hear a certain newsy tidbit about Jessica Simpson’s wedding weekend. The star, when working with iconic designer Carolina Herrera, used Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austro-Hungary as the inspiration for her wedding gown! Here’s the video of them discussing the iconic empress. Jessica and…

Allison Pataki on Fox News: Five Times the American Revolution Almost Failed

Happy Fourth of July! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday as we celebrate this great and free country. My thoughts today go out especially to my younger brother who is far from home, serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Check out the piece I wrote for Fox…

 
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