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
“A Writer's Journey.” His 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 schools, benefits and libraries with his “Music & Storytime” assembly.
Contact Me Today!
|"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.
Daryl Cobb is an author, musician, singer/songwriter/actor and
premier school assembly performer who promotes literacy
through creative arts. His published works include two hit
children's novels, the 2013 "Baseball, Bullies & Angels" and the
swashbuckling tale "Pirates: The Ring of Hope" from 2012, as
well as 14 fun picture books such as "Mr. Moon", "Bill the Bat
Loves Halloween,” “Do Pirates Go To School?,” “Henry Hare's
Floppy Socks” and “Greta's Magical Mistake.” Daryl's books
have received many positive reviews, with Kirkus Reviews
calling his latest (Baseball, Bullies & Angels), "A must read for
kids and parents!" This book also won the prestigious gold
Mom’s Choice Award, in the category of Young Adult Books.
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).
|Interactive Assemblies Grades K-2
|Interactive Assemblies Grades 2-8
|Interactive Assemblies Grades K-8
|"Interactive Writer's Workshop"
|Creating Detail Grades 2-8
|Kids need to see that writing and reading can be fun!
About Daryl Cobb
|So much more than just your average author visit
A cultural arts writing and reading experience
"Students need to see that reading, literacy and lyrics
can be fun; Daryl does that in a big way! It was not
the traditional author visit with a simple talk and
reading. Daryl brought the stories and the show to
life! Absolutely! The best author day I have seen
and one of the best assemblies I have been a part of!"
-- Sam Hafner, Principal
Liberty Bell School
Author Visits by
Children's Book Author
is inspiring children
to read and write!