Interview with Tiara King

What do you read for pleasure?
Jackie Collins, Nancy Drew and a wide variety of style, jewellery, accessory, fashion, interior design books
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first book in year seven at primary school. It was for the school library so I didn't get to keep it, but I made my own version several years later. It held me in good stead for writing and publishing now.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like most wanna-be authors, I soon realised that traditional publishers really only want people they can make money out of, such as bloggers and reality stars, plus the big sellers they already have. There's no room for anyone else. Or any money, so why bother with companies that don't want me, I'll do it all myself and keep all the money and control.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has allowed me to be published.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jackie Collins.
What is your writing process?
Hand write everything, then type up, edit, get an assessment, get covers done, edit some more then get ready for publishing, then publish.
How do you approach cover design?
Depends on the book I'm writing. I'll get an idea from the story, scan picture sites for ideas, save them to a lightbox, do mock up versions until I'm happy, then buy the pictures and make the final result, or have it made.
Published 2018-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Box Set 4-6
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Music artists were in my life, and I started to analyse lyrics, which I guess led me to analyse books… Little did I know over the seven and a bit years I wrote that it was setting me up for bigger and better scribblings, namely novels over 500 pages and 125,000 words, and novellas, short stories and non-fictions.
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Box Set 1-3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,540. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
In 1989 I was 15 years old and started writing song lyrics. Why? Because I wanted to be the Australian version of Debbie Gibson. Music artists were in my life, and I started to analyse lyrics, which I guess led me to analyse books…
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 6
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
This book is the last in the series and covers years 1994 to 1996 and 2002. So much happened I didn’t have enough time to write, but I certainly had the ideas. In 2002 I wrote 1 song. That’s all I wrote. And I’m surprised I wrote that. It was the last song I wrote and all of them were my practice for storytelling in four verses, a chorus, and a bridge for much bigger and better things.
#teenblogger: To Follow or Not To Follow?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,160. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure
All Clancy Yearforth wanted to do was start a simple blog to talk about stuff she liked and the things she did at school. She didn’t expect it to take off like a frog in a sock, especially after telling everyone she was going to the Teen Blogger Conference.
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 4
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,180. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
In 1993 I was 19 years old and still living in South Australia, but then, what else was I going to be doing? 1993 is split into two parts as, well, I beat my previous year’s record and wrote 201 songs, so cutting it into two parts makes for easier reading.
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 3
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
This book features lyrics I wrote in 1992 when I was 18 years old. 1992 was a good year musically. I wrote 131 songs, just like in 1991. So I didn’t beat my record from the year before. But that’s okay, there was more to come….
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 2
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
This book features lyrics I wrote in 1991 when I was 17 years old and not doing much so what else would I do but write 131 songs. I was listening to more artists, grunge was in, and times were changing but my lyrics stayed the same. Lyrics from a young, naïve seventeen-year-old.
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 1
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
In 1989 I was 15 and started writing song lyrics because I wanted to be the Australian version of Debbie Gibson. In 1990 I was 16 and out of school, listening to more, doing more, and reading more which I guess led me to analyse books… Little did I know over the seven and a bit years I wrote that it was setting me up for bigger and better scribblings...
Poems Of A Musical Flavour: Volume 5
Series: Poems Of A Musical Flavour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
1993 part 2 is 101 songs to read and enjoy. Covering a wide range of topics, mostly love, and quite plagiarised by myself. Life in general had changed, the world, the people in it, the ways, the whys, the whats. What the hell were we doing to the world? If only we had kept things the way they were because they changed, and not for the better.
Carers Need Help and Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey through the Sacrifice of Caring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Carers Need Help and Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey through the Sacrifice of Caring is one woman’s story about life as a carer. The ups and downs, trials and tribulations, pain and exhaustion of caring while trying to run two businesses and make something of herself in the hope of a half way decent future.
Why Positivity Can Be A Bad Thing!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Why Positivity Can Be a Bad Thing! is one outlook on the phenomenon called positivity, how it’s changed the world, the people who live in the positive and how they treat those who don’t. The power of positivity can be a good thing if used correctly; if not, those who preach it the loudest are being the biggest hypocrites.
Dream It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,370. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Dream It, Write It, Publish It! An Australian Guide To All The Hard Parts No One Tells You About Self-Publishing is a quick and simple guide for up and coming Australian authors who choose the path of self-publishing so they can own all of the rights and make all of the money.