Louise Nye

Born in Toronto and growing up in nearby Brampton, photographer Louise Nye did not begin writing until she moved to Salt Spring Island, when she was introduced to the West Coast as a visitor to EXPO 86.

In 1989, after buying both a house on Salt Spring and, unexpectedly, the historic Central Hall, home of the local movie theatre, Louise got to know Fritz the Cinema Cat. While the theatre showed her extensive photography of island life onscreen before every movie, Fritz became the inspiration for Louise’s first children’s book.