Roan is an anagram for Nora who came into their life three years ago. Brad Buchanan and wife Kate Washington not only conceived a child, but an idea for a small literary publishing house in Sacramento, California.
Brad is college professor teaching British lit, creative writing and an introduction to poetry. Kate is a free-lance writer and restaurant critic for a local paper in Sacramento. Their first book was "Swimming the Mirror: Poems for My Daughter," poems written by Brad himself. They plan to turn out one or two books a year, with an emphasis on poetry, memoirs, essays and fiction. Their next project, due out in 2009 has already been selected and they are looking to the future. They have an Internet presence established at www.roanpress.com.