Dolan's novels were published in 1979 and 1994.
He is the author and developer of Superior Vocabulary, a tutorial and reference work for computer users.
He has recently completed two screenplays: The Ingénue and The
Dolan is a graduate of the College of St. Thomas
and a member of Mensa. He is self-employed and lives in St. Paul.
Superior Vocabulary can be used for reference, instruction, test preparation,
or when English is a second language. It has 5,300 examples of usage for
advanced-level vocabulary words, with synonyms placed next to the featured words. The compact disc is on
Windows and Macintosh, and is programmed so that teachers can make 413-page printouts for only
the cost of the paper.
It is suggested that students be shown the
examples in a range of five to fifteen vocabulary words. After questions
are answered and it is apparent that comprehension has been realized, the
students then should be asked to write their own examples of usage. When
this procedure has been used in several classes, the teacher may wish to
assign the writing of essays for the purpose of incorporating the newly acquired
words into a story.