Steve Shear's novel, The Trials of Adrian Wheeler, is the culmination of his career as an internationally known Intellectual Property Lawyer from the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colorado. He is also the founder of Silicon Valley Seminars, a company that conducts IP workshops for attorneys and their staff, and has authored almost one thousand patents and numerous legal opinions, as well as four treatises on intellectual property law, all of which are sold throughout the world by Silicon Valley Seminars

Steve has been writing poetry for over ten years and is also a portrait and figure artist and sculptor, having spent two summers at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy painting and drawing the human figure; several years at the Boulder Art Academy studying anatomy under L.V. Davis; and more than five years in the SF Bay Area under the tutelage of Jean Packard, a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute. He also painted with Boris Shoshensky, a Moscow educated painter who exhibits in Colorado; and studied sculpture under Valentin Okorokov, another Moscow educated artist, who has exhibited in Denver and Boulder, Colorado as well as in Vail, Aspen and Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

While in Colorado, he exhibited at the Zwolf gallery in Denver and the Gallery Sovereign in Boulder. He was also represented by the Boulder Gallery on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. More recently, he has had a number of exhibits in Tucson, Arizona. 

The Trials of Adrian Wheeler is his first published novel, although he has three other novels, An Eye for an EyeA Certain Slant of Light, and The Click, waiting in the wings. He and his wife, Susan, also collaborated on The State vs. Max Cooper and The Steele Deal (available at ArtAge Publications), courtroom plays in which the audience serves as the jury. He and Susan produced and directed their premier productions in Tucson to sold-out audiences.

He is presently writing a screenplay based on both An Eye for an Eye and A Certain of Light, and is collaborating with Erik Wolter, an established screenwriter from Winter Park, Florida, on a screenplay based on The Click. Filmed Imagination of Los Angeles and Daniel Dreifuss (producer of the Academy Award nominate film NO) have taken a film option on The Trials of Adrian Wheeler. The screenplay was written by Erik Wolter and FI is looking for partners to produce the movie.