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

12 Historical Fiction Novels About Women Rulers

As originally published on BookBub:Are you looking for your next historical fiction read starring a strong female character? Consider your search over, because we’ve rounded up recently published historical fiction featuring some of the greatest female rulers of all time.From ancient China and Rome to Vikings and the royal English court, these queens…

Love Free Books? Allison Pataki Joins 18 Authors in Massive Giveaway!

Summer of History Giveaway — Win Your $100 Gift Card!Don’t you love visiting the past between the pages of a book while soaking up the summer sun? Now you can fill up your beach bag and read until your heart is content because your favorite historical fiction authors are giving away…

The Better Half: 13 Tales of Powerful Wives

As the saying goes, “Behind every man, there’s a great woman.” With this list, we’re paying homage to the stories of the wives of real-life famous men, wives of fictional men, and wives who are famous in their own right.These books tell the stories of women who are strong, resilient,…

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