About Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley   

He is a writer, author, and singer/songwriter.  A bronze prize winner of the International Society of Poets, he has penned editorials for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. His best-selling novel is entitled Three Words, Four Letters, published by Ishai Books.  Additionally, Hartsel has charted at #1 several times on the ReverbNation pop music charts.  Inspired by Langston Hughes, Bishop Shirley states, “I write what moves me.  There is nothing I can’t write. I just have to care about it so I can write truthfully.” According to Hartsel, his current book, The Night Eddie Sallis Died, is based on factual information he uncovered in 2002 about a 1966 jail cell “suicide” in Waterloo, Iowa (his place of birth).  This revealing and riveting book pulls back the curtain on racism and police brutality. The author emphasizes, “These truths make Iowa a state not to be taken lightly--nor forget.” Hartsel’s upcoming works include Three Words and Four Letters--the second and third installments of his first novel--along with his third music project, Rebel with A Cause. Bishop Shirley can be emailed at hartselshirley@gmail.com
9 08, 2020

HartStrings 2

By |2020-08-19T23:30:51-04:00August 9th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

"Return of the Arc"  Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley   The much-anticipated return of Noah’s Arc came and tantalized us just as the series did for two seasons on Logotv.  This time with much more freedom and creative control, Patrik-Ian Polk--the groundbreaking program’s creator, writer, producer, and director--returned to whet our appetites with Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles. The ‘Rona Chronicles, [...]

12 07, 2020

HartStrings – Before The Rainbow

By |2020-08-21T02:09:19-04:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , |2 Comments

"Before The Rainbow"  Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley            Drag queens, female impersonators, transgenders.  We’re very familiar with the terms, even if we don’t personally know someone who is. Throughout American history, these individuals have been taboo, underappreciated--and rejected. In Black America, these persons were “worse than freaks, were abnormal, and the dregs of society.” Therefore, imagine how [...]

8 07, 2020

Want Your “HartStrings” Tugged?

By |2020-07-08T10:55:57-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Events, news|Tags: |0 Comments

     In that case, have no fear!  WYATTEVANS.COM is on the case.      Please welcome Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley to the WYATTEVANS.COM Fam of Writers!  As the popular news, features, and entertainment website’s newest Guest Columnist, Bishop Shirley will delight in tugging your heartstrings by providing insight, analysis…and emotion.       Currently residing in Atlanta, Mr. Shirley is a bishop of National and [...]

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