Debra Lynn Shelton is a young adult, women’s fiction, and mystery writer, and former rock princess who has written about songwriting and hosted #YALITCHAT for several years. She lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with two feline overlords and a husband, all of whom are cuddly, cute, and finicky.
It began on a cold Saturday night in early January. While out for a birthday dinner for my son with his girlfriend and my husband, I noticed my heart speeding up. Since I was diagnosed in high…school with Mitral Valve Prolapse (a condition that occurs in approximately 2% of the population), this was not uncommon. I often felt palpitations, but they rarely lasted more than a minute. Though the palpitations that night were also painless, this time they didn’t stop. After dinner, we headed to the ER. They examined me and… >> Read More
Mike and I got together the night John Lennon was killed. We lit candles and sang songs and cried. From the start, we were best friends and soulmates. We did everything together, went everywhere…together, talked about everything together, and eventually had two, beautiful kids together. We formed an all-original rock band named 27 Dreams in honor of our June 27th wedding anniversary. We wrote hundreds of songs together, played clubs, and recorded in numerous studios. The first time I heard one of our songs on the radio, I was… >> Read More