But basically, the end result was that a company who follows her on twitter sent her a pack of their awesome coffee, no strings attached, with the message:
“Hi Alison, throw your bills in the bin – they’ll send them again. Sit down and have a cup of Gridlock coffee instead! From the team @ 65 Degrees & Gridlock Coffee”
Having been a recent recipient of acts of kindness from my literary agent Selwa Anthony and Virgin Blue airlines, I decided I'd like to do a Random Act Of Kindness too.
As you may know, I recently attended Selwa's Sassy conference, where we were each given a mini-manuscript version of the upcoming novels The Blood Countess, by Tara Moss; as well as Kate Morton's The Distant Hours.
These are tasting samples of the novels and are not for sale or review, because they won't be launched until November.
But if you love reading, and you'd like a sample of these novels before nearly anyone else in Australia, I'm going to give them away to my lovely followers.
To enter for the RAK, make sure you're following this blog, then leave a comment telling me why you are in need of a RAK.
Entries close at 5 pm AEST, and the winner will be announced on Monday.
Sorry peeps, for Australian residents only.