Join Grayt Coffee House in welcoming Billy Loran Moore to the garden for a signing and reading of his latest book Professor Hayes Nov. 15 from 10am-1pm. Andrew Jackson Hayes, immediately dubbed Professor Hayes, is hired to serve as San Juan, New Mexico's first male teacher. In short order he upsets the community's most stodgy matrons when he marries Rachel-a woman recently arrived on a marriage train-demonstrates his pistol skills, brawls and frequents the saloon. Fired, Hayes and Rachel move to a high valley owned by the professor. They and some of their nearest neighbors whom they befriend, come under a series of attacks by unknown aggressors, attacks they suspect are related to gold on their land. Can Hayes and his allies survive intermittent skirmishes with Apache warriors, as well as the multiple attacks from aggressors whose identities remain a mystery? Author Billy Moore is a native of Florida but spent much of his youth on his grandparents' farm near Opp, Alabama. He retired form teaching history at South Walton High School and Northwest Florida State College. Moore is a graduate of Chipola College, Mississippi State University, and Rice University, where he studied novel writing and served as assistant football coach. His fourth western adventure, Professor Hayes, is a Black Horse Western. Learn more about Grayt Coffee House, read user reviews and see photos in the SoWal Dining Guide.