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As Published By The Peekskill Daily Voice by Sam Barron: PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — First, she explored Benedict Arnold’s wife. Now former Peekskill resident Allison Pataki has turned her attention to Eastern Europe. Pataki, daughter of former Gov. George Pataki, who lives in Garrison, just published her latest book, “The Accidental Empress.” The book is a follow-up […]
Launch for The Accidental Empress is gearing up and I couldn’t be more excited! My novel hits shelves February 17th, and I have a lot of fun things on deck to share with you until then. With launch comes major retailer promotions around the country, which means more people will learn about Sisi! Barnes & Noble has agreed […]
Hello Future Friends of Sisi! To get everyone as jazzed as I am about The Accidental Empress, I’m giving away a free, signed copy of the book to be sent out the week of launch! You’ll be one of the first to get your hands on the book and go behind the scenes into the tumultuous […]
AS PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST: If you’re looking for a reason to get excited for the New Year, I’ve got ten for you: Ten books that I personally can’t wait to break open over the course of 2015. Here they are. Happy reading! 1. The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by MJ Rose: The New […]
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.
Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma…
Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.