Welcome to the insanely sparkly world of Tiara King, Author, Jewellery & Accessory Designer and Consultant, Wardrobe Stylist, Lifestyle Blogger, Publisher and full-time Carer.
Tiara has been creating jewellery and accessories since 1990 and turned her obsessive love for it into her company, Jewel Divas. She creates amazing one of a kind jewelled pieces of couture clothing plus jewellery to sell and wear, and blogs and sells clothes and accessories at her style site, Jewel Divas Style, a one stop blog for style, sparkle, bling and dancing under disco balls.
Tiara is a tech-savvy business owner with a huge online presence and electronic footprint covering an overwhelming set of online personas across many social media pages. She sells her jewellery and other sparkling goods on her style site, publishes her books through Royal Star Publishing and also writes under two pseudonyms, non-fiction books and adult novels as L.J. Diva, and teen and young adult books as T.K. Wrathbone, all while taking on the overwhelming full time job of caring for her mother.
Welcome to the insanely sparkly world of Tiara King, Author, Jewellery & Accessory Designer and Consultant, Wardrobe Stylist, Lifestyle Blogger, Publisher and full-time Carer.
Tiara has been creating jewellery and accessories since 1990 and turned her obsessive love for all things sparkling into her company, Jewel Divas, in 2008 to sell her creations online. She creates amazing one of a kind jewelled pieces of couture clothing plus jewellery to sell and wear, and is amassing her own huge personal collection. She added styling to her repertoire through the Academy of Professional Image, choosing to go with wardrobe and accessory styling as she loves to organise and colour co-ordinate, and added jewellery consultations into the mix as well.
Tiara blogs at her style site, Jewel Divas Style, a one stop blog for style, sparkle, bling and dancing under disco balls. It also has its very own Style Store where Tiara sells pre-owned clothing and accessories as well as other sparkling goodies straight from her wardrobe. JDS is all about living life to the fullest when it comes to your funky clothing and sparkling accessories. The more the merrier, the bigger the better! “BE YOURSELF and wear as much jewellery as possible” is her philosophy!
Tiara started writing under her own name in 2013, producing non-fiction books How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery and Carers Need Help And Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through The Sacrifice Of Caring. In 2015 she released Closet Confidential: How to Audit Your Wardrobe And Update Your Style. These books are based on her expertise as a jewellery and accessory designer, collector and consultant, wardrobe stylist, and full time carer for her mother, which is an exhausting job in itself.
In 2016 she released teen fiction book, #teenblogger: To Follow or Not To Follow?, about the trials and tribulations teenagers and adults face every time they go online, with trolling, bullying and the pressure to be yourself and not what others want you to be.
In 2017 Tiara released the song lyrics she wrote from 1989 to 2002 in book version. Titled Poems Of A Musical Flavour there are six volumes plus a special paperback collector’s edition. She also set up her own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing.
Tiara has been writing under the pseudonym L.J. Diva (Lady Jewels Diva) since 2006, producing saucy adult novels and non-fiction books, and writing under the pseudonym T.K. Wrathbone, since 2015, producing teen and young adult stories and books.
Tiara is a tech-savvy business owner with a huge online presence and electronic footprint covering an overwhelming set of online personas across many social media pages and websites for Tiara King, Jewel Divas, Jewel Divas Style, L.J. Diva, Lady Jewels Diva, Porn Star Brothers (her book series site), T.K. Wrathbone and Royal Star Publishing. She sells her jewellery and other sparkling goods through her online websites and publishes her books through many sellers and distributors.
Tiara lives in Australia and blogs about many things under many names and has fans and followers from all over the world on multiple social media and networking websites. She’s a sparkle addict and music lover.
Tiara is the Founder & Creative Director of her jewellery company, Jewel Divas, and is a Jewellery, Accessory & Fashion Designer, Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, Life & Style Blogger at Jewel Divas Style, Author and Publisher.
Tiara is the Author, Blogger, and Social & Media Commentator at Lady Jewels Diva, L.J. Diva and Porn Star Brothers, a fiery red blooded woman and Jackie Collins devotee.
Tiara is the Author and Blogger at T.K. Wrathbone, and is a Children’s TV show veteran who loves chocolate, pizza, KFC, cheeseburgers, and watching disaster & zombie shows & movies.
Tiara is also an author under her own name and is the founder of her publishing company, Royal Star Publishing, where she promotes her books under all of her personalities.
Raised in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, and living, though not for very long, on the sunny shores of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Tiara King never imagined owning and running a jewellery company and style blog, let alone having a split personality writing and publishing novels, non-fiction and short stories under two non de plumes and creating and writing author blogs. On top of all of that, she set up a publishing company and has the overwhelming full time job of caring for her mother.
1981: From the tender age of seven, Tiara was obsessed with the plastic jewellery from 1 and 2 cent toy machines outside of supermarkets. Her love for jewellery expanded into the funky and quirky variety in primary school, drawing many comments from her schoolmates. High school in the 80s saw her start the trend of wearing only one big earring, mainly of Egyptian origin, until she left and had her ears pierced for the third time, and that’s when her earrings grew bigger!
1990: At sixteen, Tiara made her first pieces of jewellery, but the thought of being a designer and selling her wares didn’t occur to her. Finding inexpensive and unusual jewellery through markets and variety or discount stores, her small collection grew to fill a large cork memo board (though not a good place to hang jewellery). It wasn’t until her mid-twenties that her collection really started growing and the comments for her unusual one of a kind jewellery started flowing.
2005: Tiara took to eBay and that was her downfall. Not only amassing unusual and unique pieces for her personal collection, but the start of her career into jewellery selling. “I love sparkle and bling,” Tiara says. “I mean I.LOVE.IT! I love all the bright colours and unusual designs, stacking on bangles and bracelets, loading on necklaces, a big pair of earrings and huge rings on each finger…well, almost each finger. I also enjoy making one of a kind, unique pieces for myself if the mood strikes. If I don’t have a particular piece in a particular colour, I’ll make it, after scouring for the beads and findings of course. I think I was an Egyptian goddess full of jewellery in a past life, or a member of some European Royal Family, especially with a name like mine. I love jewellery SO MUCH!”
If making jewellery wasn’t enough to keep her highly creative brain busy, Tiara needed another outlet for her imagination. One she’d never thought of pursuing.
2006: She’d never dreamed of being a writer even though she had received good grades in high school English and scored top marks on many book assignments for her storytelling ability. It wasn’t until she scoured a Jackie Collins novel in a local Target store that Tiara found a character she wanted to write about. One particular scene stuck in her mind, staying there until she found the inspiration for her characters in NCIS star Michael Weatherly, and CSI New York stud Carmine Giovinazzo after seeing them in the June 2006 edition of America’s TV Guide. Her first novel, The Road To Vegas was born. So was her writing career.
Or so she thought. “When I actually stopped to think about it, I remembered I had first written and self-published way back in 1986 in year seven at primary school. It was a class project and we wrote, illustrated and made books to go into the school library. I did it again in high school in German class for another school or something. So I had been, and already was, a published author from the age of 12. Weird!”
Tiara wrote The Road To Vegas, a Jackie Collin’s style sex drama, in July and August. (The book was edited, assessed and published in June 2012 with the hope it will lead to a sequel and prequel in the future if the characters play along.) When it came to sending out submissions for that novel Tiara came up against the one problem facing new writers every single day of their writing career…rejection. She faced two years of it but didn’t let that stop her.
2008: With two gorgeous men in her head, and finally finding her “voice”, in February she wrote the comedy, How I Won Lotto, Moved To L.A. & Married Michael Weatherly!, ten months after Michael’s visit to Australia and all the publicity it heralded. She often wonders if she should have stuck with that title just for amusement’s sake.
After receiving an assessment, and some wise advice, Tiara decided not to dump the book and its title on Michael, instead, changing the title to, How I Won Lotto, Moved To L.A. & Married A Really Huge Tv Star! A title was born, and so was the character of Michael Anthony. The book is dedicated to Michael, and many celebrities are mentioned in the acknowledgements, including Carmine, Ellen DeGeneres and Jackie Collins to name a few. Even Oprah gets the last line of the story.
The year also saw the birth of something else, a desire to make and sell jewellery as a career. After selling a few handmade pieces on eBay, two WEA courses and much researching and reading later, her jewellery company was born. “Making jewellery started as a hobby. I’m entirely self-taught as many designers and creators are. If I couldn’t find it I’d make it, and for years people kept suggesting I sell it. At first I resisted, I couldn’t get past the idea of making something I absolutely loved just to turn around and sell it, but that soon passed and I was able to distance myself from the creating process,” Tiara said.
Deciding not to use her own name for her business, the process of coming up with a jewellery name was fairly quick and easy. “I’m not sure where it came from, I just went through a thought process, mixing words together and my muse, the universe, my guides, whatever you want to call it, gave me the name Jewel Divas. When it came to figuring out an author name it was a bit harder, my alter ego was screaming and dying to get out of my head and kept bringing me back to Jewels Diva. At first I thought it was silly, using the same name but with the “s” in a different position, but it grew on me, they both did, and before long I couldn’t get them out of my head, and so, two separate identities and entities were born.”
Tiara started branding her author name, Lady Jewels Diva, after seeing a story about blogs on tv, so she set up on Blogger, bought the domain name and got to work getting her brand new blog ready to go at www.jewelsdiva.com.au for its debut on January 1st 2009. Tiara knew a blog was needed for her future publishing career and after template changes and alterations of names and tag lines, she turned it into her author site, naming it, Lady Jewels Diva on January 1st 2012. She trademarked the name as part of her personal branding image and later gained a legal royal title to add to the uniqueness.
The year also saw Tiara’s “Charmer” hair bobbies and “Sunset Dusk” hair ties from the debut collection, African Safari featured in Beads etc. magazine and she not only opened her online store, Jewel Divas but began her career on social media as well, starting the companion blog, Jewel Divas, as her brand new store’s namesake.
2010: Jewels has the claim to fame of helping CSI: New York star, Carmine Giovinazzo, and his band, Ceesau, with their website, with permission to brag from drummer, Michael Brasic.
Tiara’s third book, a dramedy under the author name Lady Jewels’, was written with no title in mind. Several revisions and some thinking came up with Life And Death Adventures In London as it seemed to fit the darkness of the story. And, like with LOTTO, LONDON has its fair share of celebrity acknowledgements, featuring cameos from some of Britain’s biggest stars. Of course the story is purely fictional, quite a good read and set one year into the future.
It was also the year when she got a call. The call. The call all authors dream of. The one from a publishing house telling her they wanted to publish Lotto. After many talks and much thinking she decided she couldn’t wait the two years the publishing house wanted to take to release her book, and since she didn’t have the money to pay for it to be published within 6-8 months, she kindly thanked them for their offer and declined it. But that was not the end of it for Tiara.
2011: The universe gave her the way early in the year. “I found a blog post by Nathan Bransford, an agent I followed, about self-publishing millionaire Amanda Hocking. All of a sudden I found this thing called self-publishing existed. I read Amanda’s blog, tracked down author Joe Konrath and decided then and there to do it as well.”
After running the gamut of rejections from traditional publishing houses and agents Tiara took her publishing career into her own hands and took the bull by the horns. Deciding not to leave it up to the publishers to tell her she was good enough to be in print she set about making it happen herself. After much researching and with professional assessments done and dusted, she debuted two of her novels, Life and Death Adventures in London and How I Won Lotto, Moved To L.A. & Married A Really Huge TV Star!, under the name Lady Jewels Diva, first with Smashwords for eBooks, and then Amazon’s CreateSpace for print books, Tiara also revamped her jewellery blog into an “all things style” site, renaming it Jewel Divas Style, which made sense being the second tier of the Jewel Divas business. A change was just what she needed and she saw in the New Year as a self-published author, jewellery designer and life style blogger.
2012: In April and June her “Inca Man”, “Deep Ocean Diver” and “Marilyn Monroe” jewellery sets featured in Australian Beading Magazine. She posted pictures of what she had for sale plus her 1700 piece personal jewellery collection as well as clothing and accessories with MY STYLE: WHAT I WORE posts.
The year was also spent editing and publishing The Road To Vegas. She did her own covers and formatting as they vary between Smashwords, Kindle and CreateSpace, setting up profiles and book pages on each site.
2013: Saw the start of Tiara’s fourth Lady Jewels novel, Her Secret Island, writing longhand in A4 spiral bound notebooks, using hunky Australian actor Conrad Coleby as inspiration. She also wrote two e-books, a guide to self-publishing for struggling potential authors and their first time on the merry go round that is the indie literary world, and a book about how bad positivity can actually be.
Tiara decided to take her jewellery business to another level by adding wardrobe styling to her repertoire through Academy of Professional Image. She graduated in Personal Stylist and Image Mastery for Women, Personal Stylist and Image Mastery for Men and Personal Colour Analysis Theory, recognised by the AICI – Association of Image Consultants International choosing to go with wardrobe and accessory styling as she loves to organise and colour co-ordinate. She added jewellery consultations into the mix as well.
Tiara overhauled her jewellery business by streamlining it, changing hosting companies and migrating her blog over to WordPress.org, setting up specific pages for Jewel Divas jewellery, accessories and collections, directing people to her new store at Madeit.com.au/jeweldivas to help spread her sales across the nation, which simplified everything. To celebrate the brand new store, she released the amazing Golden Age Of Hollywood collection where each piece is named after a Hollywood star, place or song of a bygone era.
Tiara understands the enormity of being consistent across her brand’s websites, using the same background, header or profile pictures on as many as possible all to keep the brands even and recognisable. All of this has given her the online knowledge to be a tech-savvy author, jewellery designer and life & style blogger in this madly insane social networking obsessed world.
2014: It was always going to be a big year for Tiara. Not only was she turning 40, but she decided to go public about Lady Jewels after 5 and a half years, and Lady Jewels decided to go public with her. To celebrate their 40th birthday the 21 days of 40 Things About Me blog posts came about from May 1st. Tiara had wanted the two businesses to strive and achieve on their own, but now she was ready to bring them together as they were the two public fronts of the one woman. A way to do that was to set up her website, www.tiaraking.com.au as an information page bringing all of her businesses together in the one place.
Funnily enough, for years Tiara believed herself to be a Taurus, but found out she was a Gemini with Taurus tendencies, which explains everything, the two personalities, two sides to everything, two sides of the business and the two sides of her brain, making her realise her business names were not only a play on each other, but her own as well. Tiara also realised the characters from her books had split personalities, or “two sides” to them. Something she had not purposefully written though as her “muse” guides her through her writing and gives her the stories that are meant to be written.
Tiara released the fourth novel and two non-fiction e-books as Lady Jewels Diva, as well as jewellery collections, Opulence Royale, Summer Fling and Kitschy Kawaii at Jewel Divas, plus two non-fiction e-books of her own, How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery and Carers Need Help And Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through The Sacrifice Of Caring as Tiara King. Tiara maintained a broad online presence as well as kept her extremely hyperactive imagination and highly creative brain busy, all while caring for her mother full time while both suffered serious health issues.
2015: Lady Jewels updated her non-fiction book, Dream It, Think It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing, and released it in paperback for the first time. She also decided to adultify her name, making it L.J. Diva. Under Tiara King, she wrote and released a style guide, Closet Confidential: How To Audit Your Wardrobe And Update Your Style, and started writing children’s stories under another pseudonym. T.K. Wrathbone was born from an exhausted and overactive imagination that cannot and will not stop exuding ideas, and she released her first set of short stories and an anthology.
2016: Was an incredibly busy year for Tiara. She not only looked after her chronically ill mother, becoming mentally and physically drained and exhausted, (which meant something had to give and it was her jewellery store which has been on holiday since, but she hopes to get it up and running again one day), but she wrote and released three novellas under the Porn Star Brothers Series as L.J. Diva, and wrote three lengthy novels. As Tiara King, she wrote and released teen fiction book, #teenblogger: To Follow or Not To Follow?, about the trials and tribulations teenagers and adults face every time they go online, with trolling, bullying and the pressure to be yourself and not what others want you to be, and released the e-book versions of How To Be A Jewel Diva and Closet Confidential to Amazon. As T.K. Wrathbone, she released three short stories, an anthology, and two paperbacks.
2017: Tiara released the series Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Six volumes chronicle her life experiences as a teen and young adult in song lyrics from 1989 to 2002. She released How To Be A Jewel Diva and Closet Confidential in paperback, another three short stories and an anthology as T.K. Wrathbone, plus the fourth instalment novella of the Porn Star Brothers series, as well as the novel that comes next in the series. She set up websites for L.J. Diva and the Porn Star Brothers book series, as well as her own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing, which she set up to print her books.
2018: This year, Tiara hopes to release all of her Poems Of A Musical Flavour series in paperback and an omnibus edition, as well as two more Porn Star Brothers novels and paperbacks of all current books. She’s releasing more short stories and paperbacks under T.K. Wrathbone, and hopes to get her #teenblogger: To Follow Not to Follow? book to Ellen Degeneres.
Whether it’s Tiara King, L.J. Diva, or T.K. Wrathbone, they have refreshingly honest opinions on everything. They ask the questions no one else will and speak the truth others are too scared to. They finds TV hosts never ask the questions they want to hear the answers to, and never say what’s really on their mind for fear of hurting someone’s feelings, getting into trouble with the network, or even losing their jobs. None of them have that issue and so tell it like it is. Just like they do when they blog about anything they like to fans and followers from all over the world on many social networking sites.
email – TK (at) tiaraking.com.au
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