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Welcome to the insanely sparkly world of Tiara King, Author & Publisher, Jewellery Designer & Wardrobe Stylist, Star!
Tiara burst into the publishing world in 2011 with her second and third novels under the pseudonym, L.J. Diva. She started producing non-fiction, and wrote and released books under her own name, then started writing teen and young adult stories as T.K. Wrathbone. In 2017 she set up her own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing to accommodate all of her books and multiple personalities.
Tiara has also been creating jewellery and accessories since 1990 and turned her obsessive love for it into her jewellery and accessories label, Jewel Divas. She creates amazing one of a kind jewelled pieces of couture clothing, plus jewellery to sell and wear. She also blogs and sells clothing and accessories at her style site, Jewel Divas Style, a one stop blog for sparkling jewels, style, 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. Tiara lives in Australia and blogs about many things under many names. She’s a sparkle addict and music lover.
Welcome to the insanely sparkly world of Tiara King, Author & Publisher, Jewellery Designer & Wardrobe Stylist, Star!
Tiara burst into the publishing world in 2011 with her second and third novels under her first pseudonym, L.J. Diva. She started producing non-fiction, and wrote and released books under her own name in 2013, producing How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery.
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, consultant and wardrobe stylist. She also started writing teen and young adult stories. 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.
In 2016, under her own name, 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.
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 deluxe edition paperback and two boxed sets. She also set up her own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing to accommodate all of her books and multiple personalities.
On the jewellery and accessories front, Tiara has been creating since 1990 and turned her obsessive love for all things sparkling into the jewellery and accessories label, 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.
Tiara writes at her style site, Jewel Divas Style, a one stop blog for sparkling jewels, style, and dancing under disco balls. It also has its very own Style Store where Tiara sells sparkling pre-owned clothing and accessories 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 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. Tiara lives in Australia and blogs about many things under many names. She’s a sparkle addict and music lover.
Tiara is the owner of publishing company, Royal Star Publishing, where she promotes her books under all of her personalities, Tiara King, L.J. Diva and T.K. Wrathbone. She is also the owner and designer of the jewellery label, Jewel Divas, lifestyle blogger at Jewel Divas Style, and a wardrobe stylist.
Raised in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Tiara King never imagined owning and running a jewellery company and style blog, let alone having a split personality writing and publishing novels, non-fictions, and short stories under her own name as well as two non de plumes, and creating and writing author blogs. On top of all of that, she set up her own publishing house and has the overwhelming full-time job of caring for her mother.
From the tender age of seven, Tiara was obsessed with jewellery, and at sixteen, made her first pieces. 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, but it wasn’t until her mid-twenties that her personal collection really took off.
But come 2006, her life path took a detour. Having 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 Tiara scoured a Jackie Collins novel in a local Target store that she 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 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. I had been, and already was, a published author from the age of 12. Weird!”
When it came to sending out submissions for The Road to Vegas, 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.
In 2008, with two gorgeous men in her head, and finally finding her “voice”, she wrote the comedy, How I Won Lotto, Moved To L.A. & Married A Really Huge TV Star!, ten months after Michael’s visit to Australia and all the publicity it heralded. The book is dedicated to Michael and Carmine and shows how quirky her book titles can be. She’s also not afraid to freshen up her author brand. The book was given a title makeover and re-released as Hollywood Dreams: A Karmic Tale of Money, Love and Bitchy TV Drama Queens! in 2019.
2008 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, jewellery and business courses and much researching and reading later, her jewellery company was born. Deciding not to use her own name for her business, the process of coming up with a jewellery name, Jewel Divas, was fairly quick and easy. But when it came to figuring out an author name it was a bit harder, her alter ego was screaming and dying to get out of her head and kept bringing her back to Jewels Diva.
Tiara started branding the first incarnation of her author name, Jewels Diva, for its debut on January 1st 2009. She knew a website was needed for her future publishing career, and after three years of growth, turned it into her author site on January 1st 2012. She trademarked the name as part of her personal branding image and gained a legal royal title to add to the uniqueness, making her Lady Jewels Diva.
The year also saw Tiara open her online store, Jewel Divas, and begin her career on social media, starting the companion blog, Jewel Divas Jewellery, as her brand new store’s namesake.
In 2010, Tiara wrote her third book, a dramedy with a quirky name, Life And Death Adventures In London. And, like with Lotto, London, features cameos from some of Britain’s biggest stars. It was given a title makeover and re-released as Falling for London to favour the romantic element in 2019.
Late in 2010, 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 for Tiara. In 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.” And after running the gamut of rejections from traditional publishing houses and agents, Tiara took her publishing career into her own hands and set about making it happen herself. After much researching 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 Jewels Diva, first with a company called Smashwords, and then with Amazon for her print books.
Tiara also revamped her jewellery blog into a 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 lifestyle blogger. And come 2012, she edited and published The Road to Vegas as her third novel.
In 2013 she wrote a novel, Her Secret Island of Sex And Torment, another quirky title, written longhand in A4 spiral bound notebooks. It was given a title makeover and re-released as The Billionaire’s Dirty Little Secret in 2019. And two e-books, Why Positivity Can Be A Bad Thing! and Dream It, Think It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing, 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 wrote her fourth novel.
Tiara also decided to take her jewellery business to another level by adding wardrobe styling to her repertoire through Academy of Professional Image, choosing to go with wardrobe and accessory styling as she loves to organise and colour co-ordinate.
2014 was always going to be a big year for Tiara. Not only did she turn 40, but she decided to go public about writing under a pen name after 5 and a half years. 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.
That year, Tiara released her fourth novel and two non-fiction e-books as Lady Jewels Diva, as well as three jewellery collections at Jewel Divas, plus a non-fiction e-book of her own, How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery. 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.
In 2015, Lady Jewels 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, 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. As T.K. Wrathbone, she released three short stories, an anthology, and two paperbacks.
In 2017, Tiara released the series Poems Of A Musical Flavour. The six volume set chronicles 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 next novel, Forever,. 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.
In 2018, Tiara released all six of her Poems Of A Musical Flavour series, and an omnibus deluxe edition in paperback as well as two e-book boxed sets, plus the reprint of #teenblogger: To Follow Not to Follow?. She released two new Porn Star Brothers novels in e-book format, and paperbacks of all seven books in the series. She released her yearly short story e-books under T.K. Wrathbone and all three sets of anthologies in paperback as well. That’s eighteen books in paperback, and all were released under her publishing house, Royal Star Publishing. Plus, she sent #teenblogger to Ellen DeGeneres.
Regardless of what name she’s currently using, Tiara King has refreshingly honest opinions on everything. She asks the questions no one else will, and speaks the truth others are too scared to.
Tiara understands the enormity of being consistent across her brand’s websites, keeping the brands even and recognisable. All of this has given her the online knowledge to be a tech-savvy author, jewellery designer and stylist, plus a life & style blogger in this madly insane social networking obsessed world.
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