Live Author Book Signing on Front Porch - Leah Angstman ("Out Front the Following Sea")

  • Posted on: 3 May 2022
  • By: TanyaMills

Head shot of author Leah Angstman in front of bookshelves          Her debut historical novel, "Out Front the Following Sea"

Out Front the Following Sea is a historical epic of one woman's survival in a time when the wilderness is still wild, heresy is publicly punishable, and being independent is worse than scorned--it is a death sentence.

At the onset of King William's War between French and English settlers in 1689 New England, Ruth Miner is accused of witchcraft for the murder of her parents and must flee the brutality of her town. She stows away on the ship of the only other person who knows her innocence: an audacious sailor--Owen--bound to her by years of attraction, friendship, and shared secrets. But when Owen's French ancestry finds him at odds with a violent English commander, the turmoil becomes life-or-death for the sailor, the headstrong Ruth, and the cast of Quakers, Pequot Indians, soldiers, highwaymen, and townsfolk dragged into the fray. Now Ruth must choose between sending Owen to the gallows or keeping her own neck from the noose.


Leah Angstman is a historian and transplanted Midwesterner, unsure of what feels like home anymore. Her debut novel, Out Front the Following Sea, was published in January 2022 and named a finalist for the Chaucer Book Award for Pre-1750s Historical Fiction as well as garnering other honors. She is also the winner of the Loudoun Library Foundation Poetry Award and Nantucket Directory Poetry Award, besides being a two-time top-10 finalist for the Saluda River Prize for Poetry. She has earned four Pushcart Prize nominations and her second forthcoming novel is currently longlisted for the Goethe Award for Post-1750s Historical Fiction. She serves as editor-in-chief for Alternating Current Press and The Coil magazine and a fiction and nonfiction reviewer for Publishers Weekly. You can read her full bio at and you can find her on social media as @leahangstman.



Event address: 
94 West Tabernacle Street
St. George, UT 84770-4087
Out Front the Following Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646031948
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Published: Regal House Publishing - January 11th, 2022