Pauline Ts’o is an author, illustrator, photographer, and co-founder of Rhythm and Hues Studios, a computer animation and visual effects company that has won multiple Academy Awards (Life of Pi, Babe, and The Golden Compass—Best Visual Effects). Pauline’s production credits as a digital artist and lighting/art supervisor include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Disney’s theme park attraction “It’s Tough to be a Bug,” and various commercials, including the first Coca-Cola Polar Bear spot. She first encountered the Native American culture of the desert Southwest during a photography workshop in the 1980s and kept going back. Pauline lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and pre-teen twins.
Pauline Ts’o has written and illustrated the upcoming Wisdom Tales book Whispers of the Wolf. Whispers of the Wolf will be published in October, 2015. It is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming and atmospheric tale, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today in the Southwest.