ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SEAN PATRICK DOLAN
Sean Patrick Dolan woke up on June 23, 1985, anticipating a great day because it was his twenty-first birthday. Instead, he heard the news of a horrific plane bombing, the deadliest act of aviation terrorism prior to the 9/11 attacks and the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history. In the days following, he was puzzled by Canada’s mild response to this homegrown terrorist act and he felt, throughout the investigation, the trial, and the eventual public inquiry, that this incident exemplified a collective Canadian failure to face the unpleasant truths about their society. He has felt compelled to write about this tragedy for years. My Father’s Secret is his re-imagining of the 1985 Air India bombing.
Mr. Dolan is a retired teacher and guidance counsellor. Since 2000, he has written professionally for the education community. He has worked on textbook teams at the Oxford University Press and has been both writer and editor for CBC News in Review.
Mr. Dolan lives in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Sharon Goodland, and their dog, Mulligan. They have two adult sons.