We grew up in New York City in a converted warehouse building two blocks from the Hudson River. We are daughters of an indexer and an art therapist. Julia Rooney is a painter, Anne Marie Rooney a poet.

We began mailing each other stuff in 2011. This was the year Julia moved back to New York and Anne Marie moved down to New Orleans.

Julia is still based in New York, and Anne Marie in Baltimore. We rent a 3.5" x 5" plot of real estate at 527 Hudson Street, the post office we grew up with.