Samantha's forthcoming children's picture book, The Day We Built The Bridge will be released by MidnightSun Publishing in February, 2019.
Teachers - look out for it in your Scholastic BookClub Teacher's Essentials!

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Samantha's award-winning adult novel, The Happiness Jar, has now sold over 4,500 copies.
You can
buy your signed copy with free postage direct, direct from the author, or visit any Australian bookstore. 

This year’s winner (The Happiness Jar) is a compelling story about awakening and renewal. Written in a beautiful and direct style, its journey of transformation takes us from the Australian city, to remote country, to the crowded streets of India. Its characters are wonderfully and vividly drawn: raw and never sentimental. Through their experiences, Samantha Tidy prompts us to reexamine our understandings of grief, legacy, honesty and family. The Happiness Jar is a powerfully constructed and at times surprising work: a thread that runs back and forth in time between different cultures, places and points-of-view. Above all, it is a satisfying, original and engaging novel with a unique perspective, and a worthy winner in 2014.
— Judges Comments, ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction 2014