Nebraska Authors

Douglas W. Wells

Born 1963 Omaha, NE (USA)

The author left his life as a part-time Omaha rock musician and served in the Peace Corps from 1992-1998. He wrote a memoir of his Peace Corps experience in Estonia. Excerpts from the book have been published in the international and Canadian editions of Readers Digest. Readers have praised the author for his story-telling ability and sense of humor.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Washington, D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Peace Corps Memoir; Estonia


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, 1987, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Peace Corps Volunteer

Places Worked

Peace Corps service in Estonia
Estonian Embassy Administrator, Washington, D.C.
United States Foreign Service, 2000-2014
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (part-time), from 2014


As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia in 1994, he was recognized by the President of Estonia for finding the "Christmas Bell" of Emmaste village, lost in World War II.


Poet Paula Broady Wells, mother


In Search of the Elusive Peace Corps Moment: Destination Estonia. 2001.

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