Ceane O’Hanlon-Lincoln is a native of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, though she resided in neighboring Westmoreland County’s Ligonier Valley for 18 years, where she taught high school French. Already engaged in commercial writing, she immediately began pursuing a career in writing history, as well as historical fiction. In 1987, O’Hanlon-Lincoln won honors at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute, when two of her screenplays made the “top 25,” chosen from thousands of nationwide entries. In 1994, she optioned one of those scripts to Kevin Costner; the other screenplay, A Toast to Destiny, she adapted, with a fellow teacher, to a compelling mystery novel of the same title.
Ceane has also had a poem published in Great Poems of Our Time. Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award, “The Man Who Holds the Reins” appears in County Chronicles II and in the fore of her anthology, Autumn Song.
From 2000 to 2002, Ceane authored in her hometown newspaper, The Daily Courier, her own bimonthly column, “County Chronicles,” in which she focused on local history. County Chronicles– the series– is the result of the numerous requests for a compilation and continuation of her exciting Chronicles.
In 2004, O’Hanlon-Lincoln won the prestigious Athena, an award presented to professional “women of spirit” on local, national and international levels. The talented author also won for her County Chronicles series two Citation/Special Recognition Awards from both the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate of Pennsylvania.
Ceane shares “Tara,” her restored, century-old Victorian home, with her husband Phillip and their champion Bombay cats, Black Jade and Black Jack O’Lantern. Her hobbies include travel, nature walks, theater, film, antiques, and reading. Her latest book writing venture is a fictional series, The Sleuth Sisters.