It all began with a bedtime story.
Daryl’s writing began in college as a Theatre Arts major at Virginia Commonwealth University. He
found a freshman writing class inspiring and, combined with his love for music and the guitar, he
discovered a passion for songwriting. This talent would motivate him for years to come and the
rhythm he created with his music also found its way into the bedtime stories he later created for
his children. The story “Boy on the Hill,” about a boy who turns the clouds into animals, was his
first bedtime story and was inspired by his son and an infatuation with the shapes of clouds.
Through the years his son and daughter have inspired so much of his work, including “Daniel
Dinosaur” and “Daddy Did I Ever Say? I Love You, Love You, Every Day.”
Music has always been Daryl’s main passion through the years. He is a member of the Nashville's
Song Writer's Association and has been writing music for more than 25 years. Daryl spends a lot
of his time these days visiting schools promoting literacy with his interactive educational
assemblies “Teaching Through Creative Arts.” These performance programs teach children about
the writing and creative processes and allow Daryl to do what he feels is most important -- inspire
children to read and write. He also performs at benefits and libraries with his “Music &
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|"Boy on the Hill"
The first story I ever wrote was a bedtime story for
my son. It is about a boy who could mold clouds
into shapes we often see in the sky.
|Children's Book Author
|Daryl Cobb is inspiring
children to read and write!
Interactive Educational Assemblies
& Music and Storytime Shows (K-6)
Daryl Cobb is an author, musician,
singer/songwriter and actor who promotes
literacy through creative arts. His published
works include the 2012 children's novel "Pirates:
The Ring of Hope" and 14 fun picture books
such as "Bill the Bat Loves Halloween,” “Do
Pirates Go To School?,” “Henry Hare's Floppy
Socks” and “Greta's Magical Mistake.”
Most of his written work is specifically for
children, some of which was originally created
for his own two children as bedtime stories.
Daryl is a member of the Society of Children's
Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
About Daryl Cobb