six_degrees_publishing027013.jpg six_degrees_publishing027012.jpg six_degrees_publishing027011.jpg Painted_Hives_the_Book


Jay Ebben lives in the woods along the St. Croix River with his wife, his kids, and a big, fluffy dog. He has taught at the University of St. Thomas since 2002, where he is a professor in the Schulze School 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 under the age of four in tow. The experiences they had and the relationships they developed during that time were life-changing, so much so that Jay decided to write a novel in an attempt to capture and share some of that magic. He and his family have traveled back to Slovenia nearly every year since.
Support & Find Your Local Independent Bookstore
six_degrees_publishing011014.jpg six_degrees_publishing027006.jpg six_degrees_publishing027005.jpg
Print Edition
Nook ebook
ISBN: 978-1-942497-26-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-942497-28-8
Pages: 171 / Paperback & eBook
Fiction: Young Adult: Coming of Age
Cover Price: $12.95
Print Book Distribution: Ingram


When Wilber Jansen was thirteen years old, he had a strange and vivid dream about a vineyard with a cricket field in Slovenia. He told his best friend, Sasha, about it the next day, and she responded, “That sounds like the place where we should get married!” With those words, Wilber suddenly found himself with a new direction in life: he was in love with Sasha and intent on marrying her.

But Sasha and her family moved away to Europe and Wilber lost touch with her. The dream about the vineyard revisited him every night—in each dream Sasha would be there waiting for him. Every morning he’d awaken with the hope that one day he would find her.

Now, it’s six years later and Wilber is attending college, where he, serendipitously, stumbles across an opportunity to attend a week-long beekeeping class in Slovenia. He realizes that this is his chance—he could go to Slovenia and find the vineyard from his dream. Maybe Sasha will actually be there waiting for him!
Go to Home Page

"Witty, funny and refreshingly sentimental..."

Salvatore Pane, author,
Last Call in the City of Bridges
Copyright (c) 2023 Six Degrees Publishing Group
six_degrees_publishing011014.jpg six_degrees_publishing027001.jpg six_degrees_publishing020018.jpg