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

Free Signed Giveaway: WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS Review Contest (CLOSED)

To all who have picked up a copy of WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS – thank you! I hope you’re enjoying it. It’s been a busy, joyous and incredibly fulfilling ride launching the book this past week. As I’ve said before, Owen and I are so grateful for the enthusiastic support we’ve received…

Fox News Opinion: Exclusive Author’s Note and Excerpt From WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS

The French Revolution began, in many ways, much like our own American Revolution of just a few years earlier. Among its original aims were calls to remove a man believed by many to be an arbitrarily empowered tyrant, to expand human rights, suffrage, and opportunity, and to do away with…

Allison Pataki Discusses WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS on Fox 5 New York

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