Jay Ebben lives in a sleepy neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, his kids, and a big, fluffy dog. He has taught at the University of St. Thomas since 2002, where he is an associate professor of entrepreneurship.
In 2011, Jay Ebben received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Slovenia, and he and his wife packed up and moved there for five months . . . with three kids in tow under the age of four. His interest in exploring medieval villages and the mountain towns across the Balkans have led him and his family back several times since.
At home, he and his son are working toward their Soo Bahk Do black belts, and he volunteers as an assistant beekeeper at the Tamarack Nature Center. He often daydreams about weekends on the North Shore and paddling trips in the Quetico.
The strange & vivid dream that Wilber Jansen had as a young teenager about a vineyard with a cricket field in Slovenia has haunted him now for six years. It was always the same: Sasha, his best friend & first true love, was there in the vineyard waiting for him. Now, it’s six years later and Wilber is attending college, where he stumbles across an opportunity to visit Slovenia & maybe find Sasha!