GENEVA – Local writer Rachel Gies will give away her self-published books to anyone who donates a children’s winter coat at Dangles for Women, 12 S. Third St., Geneva.
There will be a bin inside the store to accept coats from noon to 4 p.m. from Nov. 15 to Dec. 20, said Angelo Dangles, owner of Dangles for Women.
“If it’s successful, we will continue dropping them off at different places,” Dangles said. “We’ll continue dropping them off at different places, Salvation Army – no matter what it is.”
Dangles said he chose the Dec. 20 cutoff so children could receive their coats before Christmas on Dec. 25.
“It was Rachel’s idea – we are very good friends,” Dangles said. “I said that’s a great idea. The books are real good and the kids will get something, too.”
Gies, of St. Charles, will give away a children’s book called “A Foxy Tale,” about the St. Charles Park District.
She will also give away “Captured Pearl, a historic novel from the 1500s, “The Darkness Within,” a murder mystery, “One Size Fits Most,” of humorous articles about everyday life.
“I’m working on my fifth one,” Gies said.