Tiara’s Career Timeline

 

Below is a timeline of everything I’ve done on this journey.

 

 

1986

Phase one of Tiara’s writing and publishing career begins…

 

– Wrote and illustrated her first two books in primary school.

 

1988

– Co-wrote her third book in high school.

 

1989

– Started writing song lyrics.

 

1990

Phase one of Tiara’s jewellery career started.

 

– Started making jewellery for herself and for presents.

 

1996

– Wrote her last song…or so she thought…

 

2002

Now she wrote her last song…supposedly…

 

2006

Phase two of Tiara’s writing and publishing career started.

 

– Wrote her first novel, The Road To Vegas, from July to September.

 

2007

– Sent out The Road To Vegas on submissions.

 

2008

Phase two of Tiara’s jewellery career started.

 

– Wrote her second novel, How I Won Lotto, Moved to L.A. & Married A Really Huge TV Star!, across three weeks in February.

 

– Sent both books of her novels out for submission.

 

– Started making and selling jewellery on eBay, and attended two WEA courses for business and silversmith.

 

– Started her jewellery company, Jewel Divas, and set about creating her first collection, African Safari, in October right after having nose surgery.

 

2009

– Went live on January 1st with the original author blog, Bitchfest, at Blogger/Blogspot under her first name of Jewels Diva (completely different to her jewellery name).

 

– Opened the website for Jewel Divas, and also started the companion blog Jewel Divas Jewellery on Blogger in July. It was purely for talking about the business and promoting what was for sale.

 

– Tiara’s “Charmer” hair bobbies and “Sunset Dusk” hair ties from the debut collection, African Safari, featured in Beads etc. magazine.

 

2010

– Wrote her third novel, Life and Death Adventures in London, across three weeks in November and received the call all authors dream of. The call from a publishing house wanting her novel. After much consideration, she thanked them and declined their offer.

 

2011

– And the universe soon came a calling early in the year. After reading a blog post about self-publishing, Tiara now knew such a thing existed. She took her career into her own hands and set about making it happen, bursting into the publishing world by the second half of the year.

 

– Published the e-books of Lotto and London as the first author name of Jewels Diva in July, and then reissued them, and published the paperbacks, as Lady Jewels Diva (the Lady is an actual royal title) in October.

 

2012

– Published the e-book and paperback of The Road To Vegas as Lady Jewels Diva in June.

 

– The blog, Jewel Divas Jewellery, was updated and changed to Jewel Divas Style.

 

– Tiara’s “Inca Man”, “Deep Ocean Diver”, and “Marilyn Monroe” sets from her own personal collection featured in Australian Beading Magazine.

 

2013

Phase three of Tiara’s jewellery career started.

 

– Added wardrobe & accessory styling to her repertoire through courses at the Academy of Professional Image recognised by AICI – Association of Image Consultants International in January/February.

 

– Overhauled her hosting and domain issues in May and moved Jewel Divas Style over to WordPress in 2013 and started transforming it to the style website it is today.

 

– Closed down her original Jewel Divas webstore in July and moved it to MadeIt, Australia’s answer to Etsy.

 

– Changed her author blog’s name to Lady Jewels Diva.

 

– Wrote Her Secret Island of Sex and Torment from July to September.

 

– Wrote How Positivity Can Be A Bad Thing! at the same time.

 

– Wrote Dream It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing at the same time.

 

– Wrote a book about being a carer.

 

– Started writing the beginnings of How to Be A Jewel Diva.

 

2014

Phase three of Tiara’s writing and publishing career started.

 

– Published the e-book of Dream It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing as Lady Jewels Diva in March.

 

– Published the e-book of How Positivity Can Be A Bad Thing! as Lady Jewels Diva in May, and the paperback in August.

 

– Published both the e-book and paperback of Her Secret Island of Sex and Torment as Lady Jewels Diva in June.

 

– Wrote How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery and published the e-book as Tiara King via her Madeit store from May.

 

– Published the book about being a carer as Tiara King in May.

 

– Had the idea for a new novel, but put the idea aside to percolate.

 

– Had the idea to start writing children’s stories, but put the idea aside to percolate.

 

2015

– Wrote #Teenblogger: To Follow Or Not To Follow?

 

– Wrote Closet Confidential: How To Audit Your Wardrobe And Update Your Style and published the e-book as Tiara King in July. Republished in October on Amazon along with Jewel Diva.

 

– Published the paperback about being a carer as Tiara King in September.

 

– Published the paperback of Dream It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing as Lady Jewels Diva in September.

 

– Wrote Next Top Mannequin, Cinderfella and Princess Charming: Witch Hunters, www.badluck-youredead.com, and The Bones of Wrath: Changes  and published the e-books as the new tween/young adult author name of T.K. Wrathbone from October to Jan 2016.

 

– Set up tkwrathbone.com for her new tween/young adult pseudonym.

 

– Set up www.tiaraking.com.au as a landing site to bring all of her personas together in the one place.

 

– The idea for the novel grew, inspired by the sudden passing of her mentor, not just for writing adult fiction, but for living life by her own rules, author, Jackie Collins.

 

– Dealt with her mother’s illness which resulted in her own mental and physical fatigue.

 

2016

Phase four of Tiara’s writing and publishing career started.

 

Phase three of Tiara’s jewellery career ended.

 

– Put her jewellery label, Jewel Divas, on semi-permanent holiday due to caring for her mother. And that gave her brain the go ahead…

 

– She took that idea about a new novel and turned it into The Porn Star Brothers series…

 

– Wrote Carlos, Pedro, Tomas and Retribution from April to May.

 

– Officially changed the author name of Lady Jewels Diva to L.J. Diva.

 

– Shortened the title of Her Secret Island of Sex And Torment to Her Secret Island…and reissued the four standalone novels as L.J. Diva.

 

– Reissued Positivity and Publish It! under the dual names of L.J. Diva and Tiara King.

 

– Typed up all of the song lyrics she’d written from 1989 to 2002 and formed an idea.

 

– Wrote The Bones of Wrath: Ghosts.

 

– Wrote The Orphanage, Hantel and Gresel: Food Critics, Mirror, Mirror On The Wall and The Bones of Wrath: Haunted and published the e-books as T.K. Wrathbone from June to September.

 

– Published the e-book of #Teenblogger: To Follow or Not To Follow? as Tiara King on May 21st, and the paperback on September 1st.

 

– Published the paperback of One Bone: Anthology 1 as T.K. Wrathbone on November 1st.

 

– Published the e-books of Carlos, Pedro and Tomas as L.J. Diva from September 19th to October 18th, marking the first anniversary of Jackie Collins’ death and what would have been her birthday. She dedicated the entire series to her.

 

– Wrote Forever in October.

 

– Wrote Love Never Dies in November.

 

– Wrote half of Stefan: The New Generation in December.

 

2017

– Finished writing Stefan: The New Generation in January.

 

– Wrote the short story of Simon in January.

 

– Wrote DeLuca in January.

 

– Published the paperback of Two Bone: Anthology 2 as T.K. Wrathbone on Marchst.

 

– Published the e-book of Retribution as L.J. Diva on March 19th.

 

– Published the paperback of How To Be A Jewel Diva as Tiara King on May 12th.

 

– Published the paperback of Closet Confidential as Tiara King on May 12th.

 

– Published her song lyrics as the six volume e-book series, Poems Of A Musical Flavour, as Tiara King, from March to August and published two boxed e-book sets in September.

 

– Wrote The Howler, Shadow Walkers, Faded, and The Bones of Wrath: Ghosts and published the e-books as T.K. Wrathbone from July to October.

 

– Published the e-book of Forever as L.J. Diva on September 19th.

 

– Published the e-book of Porn Star Brothers boxed set as L.J. Diva on September 19th.

 

– Set up her own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing, for all of her books and short stories and started releasing all of them under that brand.       

 

– Turned on the websites for ljdiva.com, pornstarbrothers.com, and royalstarpublishing.com.au.

 

– Started on the interior paperback format of all the novels.

 

– Found out that the publishing house that had called her in 2010 about her book had gone bust in 2015. She was glad they didn’t have her book.

 

2018

– Published the e-book of Love Never Dies as L.J. Diva under RSP on March 19th, and the paperback on September 19th.

 

– Published the e-book of Stefan: The New Generation as L.J. Diva under RSP on September 19th.

 

– Reissued the e-books of Carlos, Pedro, Tomas, Retribution, the Porn Star Brothers boxed set and Forever, and published the paperbacks of Carlos, Pedro, Tomas, Retribution, Porn Star Brothers, Forever and Love Never Dies under RSP in September.

 

– Published all six volumes, plus the omnibus edition, of Poems of a Musical Flavour in paperback, and reissued the two boxed sets and all six volumes as e-books under RSP in September.

 

– Reissued the e-book and paperback of #Teenblogger: To Follow or Not to Follow? under RSP in September.

 

– Published the paperback of Three Bone: Anthology 3 as T.K. Wrathbone, and reissued the paperbacks of One Bone and Two Bone under RSP in September.

 

– Wrote I Spy With My Little Eye, Knock, Knock…Who’s Dead? It Creeped At Midnight, and The Bones of Wrath: Monsters and published the e-books as T.K. Wrathbone under RSP from November to December.

 

– Unpublished the original paperback versions of her four standalone novels for a makeover.

 

– Copyrighted all books till now.

 

– Celebrated ten years of blogging on her author blog by choosing to combine both the blog and the website into ljdiva.com, and overhauled all other social media.

 

– Sent #teenblogger, with a six page letter and little royal bits and pieces all wrapped up in a pretty box, to Ellen DeGeneres!

 

2019

– In January the blog for L.J. Diva was migrated over to the website and formed one business.

 

– Wrote an extra 67 plus pages for DeLuca and published the e-book as L.J. Diva on March 19th, and the paperback on September 19th.

 

– Published the paperback of Stefan: The New Generation as L.J. Diva on March 19th.

 

– Published the paperback of Four: Anthology 4 as T.K. Wrathbone in April.

 

– The first four standalone novels were given cover makeovers and three were re-titled. All four were re-published as e-books, still as L.J. Diva, in March, and paperbacks on May 1st.

 

How I Won Lotto, Moved to L.A. & Married A Really Huge TV Star! became Hollywood Dreams: A Karmic Tale of Money, Love, And Bitchy TV Drama Queens! Life and Death Adventures in London became Falling For London. Her Secret Island of Sex And Torment/Her Secret Island became The Billionaire’s Dirty Little Secret.

 

– Wrote Spiros & Jenny from May to June, and published the e-book as L.J. Diva on September 19th.

 

– Wrote Trick Or Treat, All Hallows Possession, They Rise On A Blood Moon, and The Bones of Wrath: Horrors and published the e-books as T.K. Wrathbone in October for Halloween.

 

– Started preparing for various print versions.

 

– Copyrighted this year’s books.

 

– Started getting books into libraries.

 

– Made many business, publishing, brand, and social media decisions.

 

2020 – what’s to come…

– Phase four of Tiara’s writing and publishing career ends.

 

– Published the paperback of Spiros & Jenny as L.J. Diva on March 19th.

 

– Writing the final instalment of the PORN STAR BROTHERS series and will be publishing it on September 19th as an e-book, and hopefully, a paperback, and dust jacket hardcover.

 

– Publishing the PSB series in case laminate and dust jacket hardcovers.

 

– Publishing #Teenblogger: To Follow Or Not To Follow? in large print paperback and case laminate hardcover.

 

– Publishing the Poems of a Musical Flavour series in case laminate hardcover.

 

– Writing and publishing the Wrathbone stories as e-books.

 

– Published Six Bone in paperback, large print paperback, and case laminate and dust jacket hardcovers.

 

– Publish Bones 1-5 in large print paperback, and case laminate and dust jacket hardcovers.

 

 

2021

– Phase five of Tiara’s writing and publishing career starts.