Allison Pataki: Biography

Allison Pataki

Born in the year 1984, Allison Pataki grew up in Upstate New York in the Hudson River Valley. Her father George Pataki was a former New York State Governor and 2016 presidential candidate. Allison was interested in reading and writing from a very young age. She was an avid reader. Allison used to stage plays with her siblings and cousins when she was a small girl.

After completing her school education, Allison joined Yale University and graduated in English. Then she started her career as a journalist since she loved history and facts. Whenever Allison got free time, she utilised it for writing fiction. ‘The Traitor’s Wife’ was Allison’s very first novel which became a New York Times Best-Seller.

Very soon Allison understood that she was no more interested in journalism and took to writing completely. Allison Pataki wrote two other novels namely, ‘The Accidental Empress’ and ‘Sisi: Empress on Her Own’. All the three novels that Allison wrote are all New York Times Best-Sellers. And all her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Allison is a proud member of The Historical Novel Society and a former news writer. She has written for The New York Times, ABC News, The Huffington Post, USA Today and many others. Allison has also appeared on programmes such as The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, Good Day Chicago and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Highly talented author Allison Pataki lives with her husband and daughter in Chicago. She continues her journey in writing.