Beulah

"Their memories don’t work like they did in life. It’s hard for them to revisit photos or travel to old haunts."

All About Beulah:

Orders: mybook.to/BEULAH (this should link you to any region’s Amazon page)

You can also use Twitter DM or the About Me/Contact page to order a $15 signed copy of the book. It might take longer to arrive than an Amazon copy, and we’ll need to discuss shipping if the order is international (US shipping free). I reordered and have plenty of copies on hand at the moment!

Goodreads: Please add Beulah to your “to-read” list and check out the reviews.

H.V. Patterson did a wonderful review of Beulah for Dreadfulesque.

Carson Winter wrote a very thoughtful review for Dead Languages.

“Nogle, like all writers with a rare knack coupled with incredible skill and imagination, makes everything she writes look easy and effortlessly ingenious. Even the Table of Contents of her latest novel, Beulah, reflects that sense of effortless ingenuity (The beginning chapter is called “When you talk to the dead”, followed by 12 month named titles, followed by the last chapter, “When you walk with the dead”). I’ve been lucky enough to publish Nogle’s short stories twice now, and I hope to publish her work many more times in the future. My initial reaction to reading this debut novel is simply this: how in the hell could this be anyone’s first novel? It’s so assured, so masterful, so in control at every level. This is not the typical mess of even the most talented writer’s first attempt at that tricky long form. This is the work of a top tier author in top form. Anyone writing a book blurb is tempted to summarize the plot and shower the book (and writer) with hyperbolic praise. I won’t do the former, and I promise you I’m not doing the latter. Nogle has all the goods, a singularly weird imagination, a tremendous sense of pacing and voice, and a mastery of clarity and control on the sentence level. Beulah will easily prove to be one of the best horror novels (never mind debut novels) of 2022. Read it. “

-Jon Padgett, author of The Secret of Ventriloquism 

Cover by Luke Spooner (Carrion House).

Beulah is the story of Georgie, an eighteen-year-old with a talent (or affliction) for seeing ghosts. Georgie and her family have had a hard time since her father died, but she and her mother Gina and sisters Tommy and Stevie are making a new start in the small town of Beulah, Idaho where Gina’s wealthy friend Ellen has set them up to help renovate an old stone schoolhouse. Georgie experiences a variety of disturbances—the town is familiar from dreams and she seems to be experiencing her mother’s memory of the place, not to mention the creepy ghost in the schoolhouse basement—but she is able to maintain, in her own laconic way, until she notices that her little sister Stevie also has the gift. Stevie is in danger from a malevolent ghost, and Georgie tries to help, but soon Georgie is the one in danger.

StokerCon 2021 Reading from Beulah

You can watch me reading from the novel at StokerCon 2021: StokerCon 2021: Christi Nogle reads from Beulah