Author Bios.

Joe and John Gindele in Romania

Joe and John in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania Romania (near the Ukraine) on their way to Vlad Castle—Castle Dracula—2007 (Thomas Lindemann, photographer).

Award-winning Minnesota authors and twins Joe and John Gindele are survivors who think and work outside the box. They grew up in a tenement railroad flat in Yorkville on Manhattan’s ethnic Upper East Side in the 1940s-60s. Born to immigrant parents and raised with three other siblings, they lived in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city (known then as a “bucket of blood”).

At age 18 they moved from New York City to Minnesota, became teachers, taught kindergarten to university, earned doctorate degrees, and completed industrial and educational internships. They lived the American dream!

The Gindele’s published articles in refereed scholarly journals and educational materials used in secondary schools and colleges, winning national and international scholarships and awards.

The twins do volunteer work, give multimedia presentations about their lives growing up in the 1940s-60s, travel, and live in a suburb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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