Darby started getting paid as a writer at an early age. He got so good at forging notes from his mother, excusing him from class, that other sixth graders gave him their lunch money so they could play hookey, too.
When informed of her son's larcenous activities, his mother is rumored to have said, "Well, he'll either outgrow it or get better at it."
But a real career in writing had to wait. There was a living to be made. So over the next thirty years Darby cycled through myriad careers. He worked in hospital emergency rooms as an x-ray technician in the seventies. He got a graduate degree and was an art professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in the eighties. And he owned and ran three different marketing and design firms through the nineties and two-thousands.
Even though Darby always had a day job, his real passion was writing and his love affair with the written word has been the one constant throughout. He has written extensively for The Huffington Post as well as for his travel blog and has had several books published including three novels.
As the Creative Director of several marketing firms, Darby has produced winning creative for such marquee clients as Nike, Apple and Microsoft to name just a few.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, his mom was right.