"Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it."
We wanted to call our small company Roam and Ramble Press. But we thought "roamed and rambled" might be copyrighted by Woody Guthrie. When we looked up "This Land Is Your Land," we learned that Woody wanted the song to hit the road. He wrote in a songbook "Anybody caught singin' it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it." So with Woody's blessing, Roam and Ramble Press was born in 2014.
But what was it about the phrase "roam and ramble" that caught our imagination? We believe stories travel. Stories travel with you—through your day, through your life. Stories travel inside you—past to present, heart to mind, mood to mood. Stories travel away from you—to friends, family, children, strangers. And stories travel back to you—like old friends, they reappear time and again. That's what we love most about stories—the way they roam and ramble through our lives.
Roam and Ramble Press
PO Box 1527
Claremont CA 91711