Award review of The SealEaters, 20,000 BC disclosed the following:
Bonnye Matthews is America’s preeminent writer of prehistoric history. Her task is one we could believe insurmountable—to chronical the lives, relationships and activities of people 20,000 BC—in this case “The SealEaters.” The reason this book is successful is because Matthews tethers fantasy to fact and bases fiction on reliable and credible sources. Her characters are well drawn and believable; their emotions are plausible; their psychological action is commensurate with physical action. This is not only an action adventure story, it’s a book of hearts and minds, and humans who combat nature and an unfriendly environment to survive and succeed. There are places that captivate the reader and Matthews’ writing is exemplary and riveting.
Grace Cavalieri, multiple award winning author of 16 books and chapbooks of poetry, 26 plays the 21st of which was presented at the Smithsonian Institution, and producer and host of "The Poet and the Poem" from the Library of Congress ."