Hello. My name is Cora Darrah and I live in Durham, North Carolina, with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with special needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I began to write and publish books.
God has blessed me with a passion for writing. It all started when I began to blog about my French Bulldogs, weaving in a spiritual lesson for all of us to grow from. Not long afterwards, I wrote Here We Go Joe during a time of uncertainty in my family’s life. I have learned how so many of us are faced with parents that suffer from dementia. This book was written to give off a glimmer of hope during very dark days.
Then I felt drawn to write children’s books. Over my teaching career, I loved getting to know all kinds of children. So writing books that help with socialization and developing healthy habits only made sense. Jerry Barry: Living Healthy was extra special to create due to the collaboration I had with my daughter Hannah, the illustrator.
I am extremely excited about sharing my latest book, Scattered Pieces. It is a relevant story based on the current events we are encountering through Covid and the racial unrest of our country. This book allows the reader to imagine how people can come together, even though they have different ethnic backgrounds and viewpoints. It is a book of hope and faith.
My most recent project, A Story of Durham, Told the Wright Way, is about the history of Durham through the eyes of my grandfather’s uncle, Richard Harvey Wright. It is a historical fiction that will forever transform your thoughts about the city of Durham and how it came to be the great city it is today.