Thisbe Nissen
Photo © Sandra L. Dyas
From the desk of....


"The Lodge does feel like a real place in my head. It's based on a few hotels I've known, probably most closely on two establishments on Shelter Island, NY, where I spent my childhood summers. Like anything in fiction, you take a little seed of something real, and then it grows in your mind into something else entirely." --Thisbe, from an interview with Library Journal

Click on the links below to view a selection of Thisbe's photos from Shelter Island, or the maps of Osprey Island that she sketched.

Town cove | Gas pump on the dock | Town | A restaurant on the cove
Beached boats | A gull on the bluffs | Map #1 | Map #2 | An osprey nest

Town cove

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