Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress”, “Sisi: Empress on Her Own” and her latest novel “Where the Light Falls”. Allison’s novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Latest from Allison Pataki

  • Jul 16, 2017

    Excerpt: 'Where the Light Falls' - a novel of the French Revolution

    The French Revolution began, in many ways, much like our own American Revolution of just a few years earlier. And yet the French Revolution should certainly serve as a cautionary tale. Questioning authority and challenging the status quo are the duties of an engaged citizen, but the French struggle is one that turned to fanaticism and violence.

  • Jul 03, 2014

    Five times the American Revolution almost failed

    This weekend, Americans celebrate Independence Day, commemorating the day in 1776 when our Founding Fathers declared the separation of the 13 colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain and established a new nation.

  • Feb 11, 2014

    8 salacious secrets about our nation's founders

    The Founding Fathers and Mothers, those people we have immortalized as cultural icons central to our nation’s birth, were people, too. And, as such, they lived, loved, and misbehaved just like the rest of us mere mortals.