Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunshine On Sugar Hill awarded 4 stars

Sunshine on Sugar Hill has been awarded 4 stars in Good Reading Magazine. Here's what they have to say:

"It is far from the glamourous story of a young Australian woman finding love and success in an exotic location, but that's what makes it so appealing and a stand-out among the many other memoirs in this genre. In a vibrant and entertaining way Angela shares her highs and many lows along the road to loving her new home and the people in it. It's definitely work a read." - Melissa Wilson

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I finally understand Paris

I was recently holed up in the fabulous Peninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills.

Note: I go from lifestyles of the rich and famous, to those of the poor and homeless on a regular basis.

After asking Jason, my lovely hotelier all the important questions - is breakfast included and how does the shower work - I set off to catch up with a good friend of mine Matty Meyerson of

Somewhat disorientated I asked at the front desk if my directions were correct.

“Well, Ms. Gilltrap, we actually have a complimentary driver, would you mind being driven?”

Um, let me think about it. How does, “Hell no, sound?”

Sitting comfortably in the back of my black Rolls Royce with my lovely driver up front, I flew past the many stores of Rodeo Drive actually understanding Paris Hilton for the first time in my life. If I had this life, I would totally be a shallow, stupid bi-atch with a penitent for small dogs too.

Arriving back at the hotel sometime after, I returned to my room to find something quite odd - either there was a new brand of luxury linen called ‘AG’ or they had had the pillowcase embroidered with my initials.

Answer: they had embroidered. I had it wrapped to go on check out. Hee hee hee!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Very big in Poland right now

Although the book is yet to be translated into various languages, Poland seems to have their eyes on the prize. If you speak Polish don't forget to check out the fabulous net-mag Cut & Paste that has an interview about the book: