J. H. Hayes is the author of Azaria, a pre-historical fiction inspired by the emerging civilization that built the mysterious temple site of Gobekli Tepe over 12,000 years ago. Gobekli Tepe is located in the northern tip of the Fertile Crescent in what is now south-eastern Turkey. It is recognized by scholars as the world’s first temple and completely upturned the long held belief that agriculture came before large scale construction projects. Hayes graduated from Sonoma State University and spent time at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics working on the Chandra X-ray Observatory. He now owns a small company in southern California where he lives with his wife and two cats. He is also the Chief Editor for DASpedia.com.