Sarah Lahay (née Beaudin)

Sarah Lahay (née Beaudin) – Designer

I help independent authors, publishers, and creative entrepreneurs take their books from manuscript to masterpiece.


I'm a book and marketing designer with over 10 years of industry-specific experience. I work with authors and publishers, helping them develop book covers and brand-based marketing goods. I take pride in the fact that people do judge a book by it's cover, it has a direct influence on sales!

When my nose isn't stuck in a book I design corporate reports, posters, advertising campaigns, and other marketing materials that help content creators connect with their target audience. Whether you need help with a print project or a digital design solution, you're in the right place. With a decade of design experience to draw on, my specialty is providing creative solutions that involve the careful balancing of imagination, risk, and practicality.

*Currently booking collaborations for November 2023 and onward*

Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing History Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Young Adult
  • Book & Magazine Publishing, Centennial College; Post-Grad
  • BFA, York University; Magna Cum Laude

Work experience


Jan, 2013 — Present


A collection of poems targeting the human experience of everyday life. Divided into three sections, this book seeks to guide souls towards conquering negative thoughts, expressing gratitude, and discovering self-love.
“Sometimes life is just like paper wings. Fragile, easily torn apart, and often there are too many pieces to pick up.”In the tradition of the best Southern fiction—from Bastard Out of Carolina to Where the Crawdads Sing—Sherry Parnell’s Let the Willows Weep is... read more
Rebecca Eckler’s newest book chronicles the hard truth of what it’s really like to make a blended family. Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a witty, engaging, refreshingly candid chronicle of a modern family’s journey as they blend households. We follow Eckler as... read more
"Our work should be a manifestation of who we are and what we believe."Do you want more from work than just a paycheck or a title? Are you ready to manifest a work life rooted in joy, purpose, and contentment?Career expert Kourtney Whitehead will guide you on ... read more
"A tapestry of intrigue, wit, drama and dare that enthralls the reader from start to finish." --Emerald Book ReviewsA black fox, a gypsy widow, and a fourteen-year-old autistic girl discover their improbable friendship (and a little magic) empowers them to tak... read more
Everywhere we look, there are quick remedies to the problems that plague us but these quick fixes end up causing more issues or prolonging the original problem altogether. We’ve searched in all the wrong areas for the answers to our most pressing issues causin... read more
Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason. Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go th... read more
A man's pilgrimage becomes something from his darkest nightmares when secrets arise and ghosts haunt his path. A woman has vanished on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage that crosses northern Spain. Daniel, an Irish expat, walks t... read more
How much do grit and positive thinking matter when the world around you is starved of support and opportunity? Finally, a book that explains why self-help gurus and motivational speakers mostly fail to deliver, and what really produces results. “Michael Ungar’... read more
This book is more than a tell-all about my experience with Endometriosis. In these pages I share my journey towards a better understanding of my body; a journey of exploration and a journey to love. This book contains tools which have helped move me from the h... read more
The poetry of Further Up and Further In continues to advance the never-ending story of one man's ongoing spiritual journey, his pilgrimage through a variety of the soi dissant and infamous stages of life to, if all goes according to plan (and let's not beat ar... read more
The sensational story of a girl's tragic death and the whirlwind of racial prejudices that came in its wake. On Boxing Day 2005, fifteen-year-old Jane Creba was fatally shot on one of the busiest streets in Toronto. Police and journalists reported her death as... read more
A look at our relationship with food and sex, what happens when we become too dependent on either, and how to start recovering. The need for food and the desire for sex are powerful forces, so powerful they can turn our bodies into battle grounds. Bingeing, ex... read more
The story of the end-of-life experience of a palliative care physician who helped thousands of patients to die well. We all die. Most of us spend the majority of our lives ignoring this uncomfortable truth, but Dr. Larry Librach dedicated his life and his care... read more
The Hill Times: Best Books of 2017 Unique views from John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, and dozens of other world leaders reveal Canada and Canadians through their eyes. During the First World War, foreign leaders began addressing Canadians in our... read more
Traitors' Gate

Nicholas P.

When a gruesome murder disrupts historic peace talks in London between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Middle Eastern specialist Ayesha Ryder must decipher a cryptic message scrawled in blood above the victims body. A letter written by Lawrence of Arabia hint... read more
How a few women fought to board planes, then fly them, and finally to break through earth’s atmosphere into space. The story of how women in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a place in the world of air travel, first as passengers... read more
Mark Dake, a Canadian ESL teacher, set out on a four-month road trip to discover everything that South Korea had to offer. From art galleries and temples to mountaintops and national parks, South Korea: The Enigmatic Peninsula shares the heart and soul of Kore... read more
Join author Terry Boyle as he invites you to discover Ontario’s hidden, unusual, sites. From small communities and local folklore to UFO sightings, ghost stories, and superstitions, Terry tells unique stories you won’t find in traditional guidebooks.
The “good jobs” of the past are almost gone. Today, many university graduates face unemployment while others face underemployment. Ken Coates and Bill Morrison explore the death of the “good job,” and the role that universities have played in the disconnect be... read more
Seven soldiers. Seven military specialties. Seven stories. What was it like to serve in the combat mission in Afghanistan? Journalists’ reports from 2006 to 2011 could only give brief glimpses of the reality on the ground for Canadian soldiers. This book revea... read more
With 150 archival plans, photographs, and illustrations, Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes in Hamilton. Learn about the escarpment amphitheatre, the Gage Avenue tunnel, the King’s Forest Z... read more

Austin C.

2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — Longlisted 2016 RBC Taylor Prize — Longlisted The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize–winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called “Canada’s first multicultural writer.” Austin Clarke is a distinguished and cel... read more
Pin Pricks

Arima P.

Pin Pricks is a collection of deceptively simple poems and aphorisms, each of which expresses an understanding of what it means to be human in this high-tech, global age. The poems leap from urban first world concerns to third world struggles, from the solidly... read more
Set in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, An Imperfect Man narrates two devastating weeks in the life of Jack Hughes as he battles his left arm and his past.
An extraordinary, newly discovered account from an ordinary Canadian on the ground in the crucial battles of the First World War. What was it like to be a field gunner in the Great War? Drawing on the unpublished letters and diary of field gunner Lt. Bert Sarg... read more
CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2015) ― Commended When Dani sets out to uncover her father’s past, she also discovers her own future. Raised by her mother, eighteen-year-old Dani Lancaster only had six weeks to get to know her father, Sam, before he l... read more

Christina K.

2016 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection Anna has always been so level-headed, so easy-going, so talented and funny. How could anyone have guessed she wanted to die? Anna is not like other people. She’s always felt like she didn’t belong: not with other kids, not... read more
A gripping account of PTSD, and a stark reminder that, for many, wars go on long after the last shot is fired. In the shadows of army life is a world where friends become monsters, where kindness twists into assault, and where self-loathing and despair become ... read more
Single women are more prominent in society than ever before, so why is being unattached and female still treated like a problem that needs to be solved with marriage? Single Girl Problems looks to change the narrative on what it means to be a single woman in t... read more

Sarah has 108 reviews





Lisa R.

Lisa R.

Aug, 2023

Sarah was an absolute joy to work with. She was very patient because I am so new to the writing and publishing process. She guided me through many steps and things I would need to get my book ready for sale. I particularly loved that we could be face-to-face via virtual meeting during our first meeting. Her work is top-notch, and I would highly recommend working with her. I definitely will ...
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Drew M.

Drew M.

Aug, 2023

I had the pleasure of working with Sarah as the designer for my book's interior and cover, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Sarah's dedication to her craft and her exceptional attention to detail truly set her apart. From the moment we began collaborating, Sarah's inquisitive nature ensured that she thoroughly understood my vision for the project. One of the standout qualities th...
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Antoine H.

Antoine H.

Aug, 2023

Sarah's work was outstanding from beginning to end, She is extremely organized and professional. I especially appreciated the way she clarified the options and possibilities when I had to make a decision. I was entirely new to the process, she made it clear and easy.
Nego H.

Nego H.

Aug, 2023

The job consisted of adding an "Author's note" at the end of the e-book, plus inserting a missing quotation mark. Fairly simple and straightforward, and it went without a glitch. Thank you, Sarah.
Zach M.

Zach M.

May, 2023

Absolutely phenomenal work from Sarah. From her professionalism, creativity, speed to turn around, quality...everything was top notch. She also served as an amazing advisor to the publishing process, providing very clear instructions and suggestions throughout the whole endeavor. She put my mind at ease and the end product for both the paperback and ebook was truly incredible.

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