what is this?
Beyond Cataclysm Books are a micro-publisher. We print interesting books.
We are not based in any particular genre or market.
- Punk rock tour stories? Sure.
- Independent sci-fi? Absolutely.
- Vegan trifle cookbook? Let me literally give you money…
We aim to combine heart and excellence in all our work. Our hope is to involve charitable giving and environmental stewardship in our projects, and lovely people in their authorship.
who are we?
Beyond Cataclysm was founded in 2020 by Sarah Williams and Chris Lowry.
Chris has always found books utterly enthralling. He rarely makes his way outside of the realms of pulp scifi, but when he does, he still finds himself transported to new worlds.
He is also an author, going under the author name of CM Lowry. Check out his blog at AllAboutChris.org for more of his writing, and watch this space for some published works…!
When writing, he mostly listens to noisy off-beat music, which he talks about loudly to anyone who will listen at WarringtonSkaPunk.co.uk. And people that won’t.
His favourite authors are John Wyndham, Terry Pratchett, Shane Claiborne, SA Corey, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Crais… (this list doesn’t end)
He is a dog person, and is suspicious of people who aren’t.
Sarah has always known that when she grows up she wants to either be an author or Indiana Jones. She doesn’t suit a fedora and a whip, so she’s taken to writing instead.
Sarah’s main creative project is the online zine Shout Louder, which she’s grown from a music blog into a podcast and a series of books called PAPERCUTS. She has also worked as a copywriter, proofreader and editor for a variety of online and print publications, mainly writing about music, mental health and economics.
Sarah’s favourite authors are George Orwell, Ian Fleming, David Wong and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
She’s written two novels that she’s never been confident enough to share, but she has embraced the world of DIY publishing and zine culture.