The first thing I do after reading a book’s synopsis is check out the author page. Just like I want to know every minute detail behind a historical fiction novel, I am eager to learn about each author, their experiences while writing, their repertoire, and any other nugget of information I can find. In chatting with author Allison Pataki, she graciously agreed to answer some of my burning questions about her breakthrough novel, The Traitor’s Wife. Coming off the heels of NaNoWriMo, I also wanted to pick her brain about historical fiction as a genre and the writing process in general. I hope you enjoy reading just as much as I enjoyed asking these questions!
Author Allison Pataki shares how her dad, former New York Gov. George Pataki, influenced her new book, “The Queen’s Fortune,” on “Open Book” with TODAY’s