Tidal Press has two titles currently in print: Saving Sadie and Sasha and Breaking and Entering. Two new books, both by writer and printmaker Foust, will be published in the spring of 2015. Read more about all of them below. To learn more about Tidal Press, click here. To buy our books, please visit the "Shop" page, where shipping is always free.

Saving Sadie and Sasha cover

The True Story of Two Abandoned Dogs Who Showed Me The Way Home
Author: Laura S. Jones
Pages:  232
Format: 6x9 inch paperback
Interior photographs: Black and white
ISBN-13: 978-0-9846617-3-2
Pub date: December 12, 2014
Publisher: Tidal Press



What Others Have to Say

"Laura Jones tells an inspiring story of relentless hope, unconditional love, and how dogs and people find their home. It's a story that made me laugh, cry, and cheer. A great book!" Lynne Cox, best-selling author of the memoirs Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson.

“Totally enjoyed the book.” Susanne Kogut, Executive Director of the PetCo Foundation.

“If you love dogs and good writing, you have to read this book." Pam Wahl, Publisher of Virginia Maryland Dog Magazine.


Sadie and Sasha’s transformation from abandoned, near-feral dogs into beloved pets was never easy, and the outcome was never certain. This funny and touching memoir follows the author’s bumpy, yearlong journey to help these two young pit bulls cheat death and find a real home. Jones keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat throughout their story as she weaves her personal path to becoming a foster parent with a behind the scenes look at how the best animal shelters operate. She finally proves that one person, no matter her flaws, can make a difference and maybe  heal herself a bit in the process.You’ll also hear from Susanne Kogut, the former Executive Director of the widely praised Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA where Sadie and Sasha got their start and Aimee Sadler, Founder of Playing for Life and training director for Longmont Humane Society where Sadie and Sasha were admitted for rehabilitation, among other experts. Saving Sadie and Sasha can be compared to The Daily Coyote, by Shreve Stockton, Marley and Me, by John Grogan and other successful dog memoirs. Read the introduction here. Two dollars from the sale of every book will be donated to animal welfare organizations so they can help more dogs like Sadie and Sasha and Pooch. An additional two dollars will be donated for each book sold from this website.

42 short stories
Pages:    180
142 cartoons
Pages:    175
Format: 6x9 inch paperback
Pub date: May, 2015
Author: Foust
Publisher: Tidal Press



Foust, who goes by the single name, is a writer and printmaker who lives in Richmond, VA. She received an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2008, and a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1985. Her stories have appeared in places like Minnetonka Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Word Riot, and Wrong Tree Review, among others. Her sporadically maintained website (her words, not ours!) can be found at foustart.com and new cartoons appear regularly on Facebook at her page, Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other. Flash fiction at its finest, Foust's stories are magnets that pull emotions and reactions out of you that you may not have even known were there. The opening sentence of “Missing” gives you a flavor of her work: “The best photograph of my sister is the one on the milk carton.” Her cartoons leave little doubt that she is the love-child of Roz Chast and Gary Larson, and they are proof that the universe gets you. You will not see the world quite the same after experiencing them. You are welcome.


Author: Laura S. Jones
Pages: 210
Thirteen short stories
Format: 6x9 inch paperback, E-book also available
ISBN-13: 978-0-9846617-0-1
Pub date: 2011, second edition November 2014
Publisher: Tidal Press
Cover photograph: Nicole Wagner




There is magic and tragedy in every ordinary life, sometimes just around the corner. Try as we might, though, we can never tell which is coming. The thirteen short stories in Breaking and Entering explore what happens after. After a chance encounter, long forgotten choice or simple mistake breaks the barriers or bonds that either hold people together or keep them apart. Sometimes the results are good, sometimes they are not. But they are always life-changing. With a straightforward writing style, distinctive and diverse characters and an ear for dialog, Jones captures the beautiful and painful clarity that change can bring to a life.
Laura S. Jones is a journalist and former attorney who lives with her husband and animals in central Virginia. This is her first collection of short stories. The story Fallout Shelter was originally published in Short Story America Anthology Volume I. The story Renewal won an award from WriterHouse in Charlottesville in 2013. Click here to read the first half of the title story.