Sometimes local children’s author Della Neavoll watches the faces of children reading her books. Sometimes there’s a smile. Sometimes a giggle. “Wow!” she says. “What a thrill.” Neavoll, 71, retired as an elementary school teacher’s assistant five years ago and has enjoyed a spirited encore writing colorful picture books for children. In three years, Winston’s “Reading Grandmother,” who read aloud to kids her whole career, has published five titles, including her latest effort, “Papa Brown Bear’s Secret.” She now holds signings at local bookstores, where she sometimes gets introduced by parents to her young fans. “Being an author has been …
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