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John Wingate is an author, writer and communications consultant based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. His latest book is Lost Boys of Hannibal: Inside America's Largest Cave Search, a gripping account of the 1967 cave search for three lost boys in Mark Twain's boyhood home. The boys, two of whom were friends of Wingate, were never found. The incident remains one of the most vexing mysteries of 20th century America.
A graduate of Illinois State University (1975), Wingate spent 16 years as an award-winning broadcast journalist in Illinois and Minnesota before becoming a public relations/development communications consultant in 1991. He operates Wingate Communications Group, Inc. which helps nonprofit organizations enhance visibility and fundraising outcomes. Wingate has been awarded three national Telly Awards for outstanding video production.
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