Matthew Schrier is from Deer Park, New York, and a graduate of Hofstra University, where he studied film production and English. In 2013, he became the first Westerner to ever escape from Al Qaeda. His story has been covered by 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and CNN, and since his return home, Matthew has devoted himself to working with the US Military, using his experience in Syria to educate American troops about survival after capture by extremists. The Dawn Prayer is his first book.
New York Post — book article on April 10, 2018
The Michael Calderin Show — author interview on April 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Newsday — author article on April 3, 2018
Global News — book article on March 29, 2018
WUFT.org ― book mention in author interview on February 19, ...