Robert J. Pajer was born in Yonkers, New York. He has been a correspondent for Mini-World Magazine written in English for Japanese readers, and has written articles for American magazines that dealt with religious topics in American culture. A Handful of Dust is his first novel. He spent over 10 years researching the book while working a full-time job. A Handful of Dust is an incredible journey through the streets of 1930 depression-stricken New York City.
"People are again experiencing some of the difficulties our parents and grandparents went through during the thirties," Pajer said. "The past two years have been a humbling time financially for many people and identifying with the past can help us understand this isn't a new situation historically, others have gone through it and survived. My desire is that "A Handful of Dust" will not only entertain, but also remind us the most important things in life are family and relationships.
Mr. Pajer lives in Yonkers, New York is married and he and his wife have two daughters.