About the author

It took Cliff Anthony about seven years of writing, rewriting, tweaking, and a few pints of tequila to complete Tears in God’s Own Country.
A native of Kerala, Cliff made America home in 1986.
To pay for his food and mortgages, Cliff teaches journalism and freelances for area publications in Cleveland, Ohio.
First novel: Page-A1 (Published in 2013)

Real jobs:
Professor – Journalism and adviser to The Collegian — Lorain County Community College, Ohio (15 years — Retired).
Assistant Professor – Journalism and adviser to The Stater (Three years) — Cleveland State University,  Ohio.
Bureau chief, Geauga County edition (One year)
, Reporter (Four years) —The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio.
Reporter (10 years) — Sun Newspapers, Cleveland, Ohio.
Managing Editor (Three years) — News India, New York.
Reporter (Three years) — Oman Daily Observer, Oman, Middle East.
Reporter (Three years) — The Blitz Group, Mumbai, India.
Copy editor (One year) — Mid-Day, Mumbai, India.

Nine awards — The Press Club of Cleveland’s All Ohio Excellence in Journalism.
Distinguished Service Award  in 2021 from The Society of Professional
Journalists (Cleveland Chapter).
↔ Three awards — SPJ’s Ohio Best Journalism.
Three awards — The Suburban Newspapers of America.

Professional organizations:
The Press Club of Cleveland (Board member).
*  SPJ’s Porter Scholarship Committee (Cleveland Chapter).
* Ohio Writers’ Association.
Literary Cleveland.
* Northern Ohio Writers’ Guild.