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 New Historical Fiction Novels To Transport You To A Different Time And Place This Summer

As originally published by Sadie Trombetta for BUSTLE:For a lot of people, summertime means vacation and travel, but not everyone has the luxury to take time off from work and see the sights. If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can still go on a journey around the world…

A Huge Thank You To All Of My Readers!

WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS has been out in the world for just a little over two weeks now and you, the readers, have been incredible! Owen and I have loved hearing from you via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble, through your book clubs, emails, word of mouth,…

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

*This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Stacie Olson Tyson!*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…

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