Welcome!

Welcome to my website.  I’m so grateful to have you visit!

As my writing has grown and expanded, so has my website. What first started as an Author website, has now morphed into a place for me to share ALL my writing, from the freelance and marketing work, my personal blog, to my manuscripts and beyond.

Please, take a moment to look around.

Click on my Book page for more details about my historical romance writing. I love history, especially old schoolhouses and the era they represent. It was while visiting an old schoolhouse in Sacramento that the spark for my first story idea came to be. Oh to be a schoolteacher in the 1860’s!

Click on my Blog and you’ll follow me on My Writing Journey, the First Line Fridays I participate in and other things placed on my heart to share. I also write a monthly blog at A Slice of Orange.

Click on my Start a Prayer Journal page to learn why I have a prayer journal and how to start one. I love journaling and the idea of a journal is a central plot to my novel.

Sign up for my newsletter at the right side prompts (I promise I won’t spam you) for freebies and be the first to find out when my book will be published.

Click on my Pinterest link to see photos of schoolhouses and other areas of interests (including the homemade birthday cakes I make for my boys).

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for my uplifting and encouraging memes.

And if you are interested in learning about branding, marketing, and SEO, I have a dedicated section for that as well. My Marketing for Authors newsletter (that’s separate from my Denise M. Colby Newsletter) provides tips and insights into building your own personal brand and how to market that brand. It’s geared toward authors, but would work for anyone, really. When you sign up for that newsletter, you will receive FREE, a 12-page guide on how to use images to improve your SEO on your website.

I hope you will find something here to inspire you in your life’s journey.

Blessings, Denise