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.

 

1989

Started writing song lyrics.

 

– Co-wrote her third book in high school.

 

1991

– 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, across July/Aug/Sept.

 

2007

Sent out her first book 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 books 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.

 

– Opened the website for Jewel Divas, and also started the companion blog Jewel Divas Jewellery on Blogger in July (later renamed Jewel Divas Style). 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 under the first author name of Jewels Diva in the middle of the year. The paperbacks came in October.

 

2012

– Published the e-book and paperback of Vegas as Jewels Diva.

 

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 name, and author blog’s name, to Lady Jewels Diva.

 

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

 

– 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 Her Secret Island of Sex and Torment as Lady Jewels Diva (after buying a legal royal title) early in the year. The paperback came out in June.

 

– Published the e-book of How Positivity Can Be A Bad Thing! as Lady Jewels Diva. The paperback came out in August.

 

– 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.

 

– Reissued Lotto and London as Lady Jewels Diva in December.

 

– Published the e-book of How To Be A Jewel Diva: Tips And Tricks To Buying, Wearing And Caring For Your Costume Jewellery as Tiara King.

 

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

 

– 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 and published the e-book of Closet Confidential: How To Audit Your Wardrobe And Update Your Style as Tiara King.

 

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

 

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

 

– 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 in April/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 and published the e-books of The Orphanage, Hantel and Gresel: Food Critics, Mirror, Mirror On The Wall and The Bones of Wrath: Haunted as T.K. Wrathbone across June/Sept.

 

– Published the paperback of #Teenblogger: To Follow or Not To Follow? on September 1st.

 

– Published the paperback of One Bone: Anthology 1 as T.K. Wrathbone on October 19th.

 

– Published Carlos, Pedro and Tomas as e-books across September/October as L.J. Diva, 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 February 21st.

 

– Published the e-book of Retribution in March as L.J. Diva.

 

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

 

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

 

– Published her song lyrics as of the six volume e-book series, Poems Of A Musical Flavour as Tiara King.

 

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

 

– Published the e-book of Forever in September as L.J. Diva.

 

– Published the e-book of Porn Star Brothers boxed set at the end of the year as L.J. Diva.

 

– 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 new 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 Love Never Dies as an e-book in March as L.J. Diva under RSP.

 

– Published Stefan: The New Generation as an e-book in September as L.J. Diva under RSP.

 

– 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 in September under RSP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

– Wrote and published the e-books of I Spy With My Little Eye, Knock, Knock…Who’s Dead? It Creeped At Midnight, and The Bones of Wrath: Monsters as T.K. Wrathbone under RSP in November/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 it as an e-book in March, and a paperback in September as L.J. Diva.

 

Stefan: The New Generation was published in paperback in March.

 

– 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 in March, and paperbacks on May1st, still as L.J. Diva. 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 across May/June and published as an e-book in September as L.J. Diva.

 

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

 

– 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…

– Published the paperback of Spiros & Jenny in March.

 

– Wrote, and then published the final instalment of the PORN STAR BROTHERS series in September as an e-book, paperback, and dust jacket hardcover.

 

– Published the PSB series in casebound and dust jacket hardcovers.

 

– Published #Teenblogger: To Follow Or Not To Follow? in large print paperback and casebound hardcover.

 

– Published the Poems of a Musical Flavour series in casebound hardcover.

 

– Wrote and published the Wrathbone stories e-books.

 

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

 

– Published Bones 1-5 in large print paperback, and casebound and dust jacket hardcovers.

 

 

2021

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