Jewel Writer Duo (JWD)–Gail G Collins and Jo Demmer–create anthologies set in expatriate destinations to paint a picture for potential expats, and friends and families of current expats.


Nigerian Gems:  Expatriate Tales of Adventure (2005) was published by the Ishahayi Beach School Foundation (IBSF) to raise money for a school in a remote area outside Lagos. Over 40 expats contributed stories or photos to this collection of stories about expat life in Nigeria.

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Papua New Guinea Pearls:  An Expatriate Perspective (2012) was commissioned by ExxonMobil to recount anecdotes about life in PNG for people to picture themselves living, working and playing in The Land of the Unexpected.

Both books are nearly out of print, but a few hard copies are available if you contact the author directly on