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 International Social Action, part of New Direction Overcomers’ International Fellowship ( based in Richmond, Virginia).
A multi-faceted talent, Hartsel 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. As well, 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. He emphasizes, “These truths make Iowa a state not to be taken lightly–nor forget.”
Hartsel’s upcoming works include Three Words and Four Letter— the second and third installments of his first novel–along with his third music project, Rebel with A Cause.
Get your HartStrings tugged on Sunday, July 12.