TAIDEN’S TRUTH© – Emma Champion’s Debut Novel Released 31st July 2019

So THIS happened. I still can’t believe it happened! What a night. Were YOU there? ✨ EC #BookLaunch #TAIDENSTRUTH

Posted by The TAIDEN Trilogy on Tuesday, 6 August 2019


Emma Champion’s long-awaited debut novel. TAIDEN’S TRUTH, was officially released last week on the 31st of July.

The book, a passion project 16 years in the making, is the first in The TAIDEN Trilogy. The release date was marked by a fantastic Book Launch Drinks Reception, which took place at The Marchmont Arms in Hemel Hempstead last Wednesday evening.

In attendance were a mixture of friends and family, many of whom asked Emma to sign their copies of the book. Local cake-making specialists Mumma Bear’s Bakery, made 24 beautiful little cupcakes for guests to enjoy, each featuring a miniature, edible depiction of the book.

I actually can’t believe this is happening,” Emma said on the night. “It’s taken a long time for this dream to become a reality; but it was worth the wait. I just knew it was something I had to see through to fruition.

Emma dedicated the book to her parents, Jan and Colin Champion. “When I was littleMum would read to me and Dad was really good at making up stories on the spot. I credit them for fuelling my imagination from an early age. They’ve both been really supportive and they’ve encouraged me every step of the way.

We’re all really proud of her,” said Jan. “Our daughter’s an author!”

TAIDEN’S TRUTH is available in Hardback, Paperback and e-Book format. If you’re lucky, you might even manage to get hold of one of the 25 collectible numbered editions, identified by the gold foil lettering on the cover. Emma is currently working on the two sequels in the trilogy.

TAIDEN’S TRUTH is available from Amazon UK, Waterstones, WH Smith, and all good book retailers.



Emma Champion given ‘Honourable Mention’ in the 46th New Millennium Writings Awards

Emma Champion’s first ever piece of short fiction has garnered the attention of the judging panel in the 46th New Millennium Writings Awards, 2018.

The 6000-word story, entitled YOUR HUMAN, was entered into the competition last year, with winners and finalists announced in January 2019.

New Millennium Writings is a prize-winning literary journal based in Tennessee, US. Editor and Publisher for the journal, Alexis Williams Carr, contacted Emma via email (see image above) to congratulate her, saying “…you should be proud of your accomplishment…as an Honourable Mention, you placed in approximately the top 10% of our entries…” and thanked her “…for being a vibrant voice in the writing community.”

The panel of judges for the competition is comprised of poets, novelists, essayists, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, professors, and journalists, including: Marilyn Kallet, Doris Ivie, Laura Still, and New Millennium Writings founder, Don Williams.

Set in contemporary America somewhere in the not-too-distant future, YOUR HUMAN examines our need as a species for connection, and the role that technology plays in filling the void.

This is the first fiction writing accolade Emma has received, and serves as an exciting precursor to the release of her debut novel, TAIDEN’S TRUTH, due out later this year.

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