Diana Mayo is an established  British illustrator, Her most recent picturebook is The Snow Ghost, written by Tony Mitton and published by Bloomsbury. In this episode, she talks with Nikki Gamble about the creative choices made when illustrating the book as well as some of the challenges it presented.

About The Snow Ghost
Snow Ghost came whispering out of the air, “Oh, for a home to be happy – but where?”Flying through the swirling, snow-filled skies, Snow Ghost searches for a place to call home, swooping gracefully over the whirling traffic of town, winding her way through the dense, tangled wood and to the top of the blustery hill. Then on the quiet calm of the moors, she sees a girl and a boy playing. She breathes magic and sparkle into their play until it’s time for them to stumble back home to bed.

And while shimmers of moonlight cast their glittering light, Snow Ghost curls herself around the roof of the farmhouse. She has found her happy home at last. A timeless story of hope and belonging, perfect for sharing with loved ones this winter.

Four images showing Diana’s Process (which she discusses in the podcast)