The English language has always fascinated me because it is so unruly and quirky. And so, any book to do with language was a "must have" for my bookshelves, and puzzle books were always among them.
It never occurred to me back then that I should or could design a puzzle myself. That was until I came across one called Acrostic, which has now become my Quozzle. The Acrostic centred round a passage from a book, but I wanted something pithy and succinct, like a quote. Even so, I liked the concept of the grids and numbers and a brief search gave me a quote that fitted my criteria.
And so I fiddled and rearranged, and hours later I had compiled my first Quozzle. I did several more and then began designing other puzzles that I was subsequently able to sell through an agent. However, the Quozzle wasn't one of them. Publishers were enthusiastic, but "space is a problem" they'd say. "Why don't you publish a book yourself?" So I did.
The Quozzle Book is selling well but what was I to do with all the other puzzles I'd compiled over the years? Obviously, compile another book, and here it is - The Unique Puzzle Book, because the majority are unique to Australia.