Steve Shear's novels, screenplays, and stage plays are his late bloomers since retiring from a career as an internationally known Intellectual Property Lawyer from the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colorado. He was also the founder of Silicon Valley Seminars, a company that conducted (and still conducts to a limited extent) 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 were sold throughout the world by Silicon Valley Seminars

The Trials of Adrian Wheeler was my first published novel (L&L Dreamspell, 2011). It was awarded runner-up in the San Francisco Book Festival 2015. I am happy to say that The Trials of Adrian Wheeler has been optioned as a movie by EVW Entertainment (producer of the movie Break the Stage), and the screenplay has been written by Erik Wolter and me. EVWE is now looking for partners to produce the movie. Erik and I have collaborated on a sequel to the screenplay.

The Wild Rose Press published The Fountain of Youth, my second published novel, in May of 2017. It has received exceptional reviews, some of which appear on Amazon and Goodreads. Also, the stage play has just been completed. The Fountain of Youth is also available in audio.

My wife, Susan, and I collaborated on The State vs. Max Cooper and The Steele Deal (published by ArtAge Publications), courtroom plays in which the audience serves as the jury. Both are being produced around the country.

The Wild Rose Press has recently made my latest novel, The Click, a Sci-Fi drama/thriller  available. In addition to The Click, I have three novels that have recently been completed: The First Coming, An Eye for an Eye, Black Hearts and Hungry Bears (a trilogy). I have written screenplays on these latter three and am presently collaborating with Erik Wolter on a screenplay based on The Click. 

I also have been writing poetry for the last fifteen years, some of which has been published and I have been painting and sculpting for over twenty-five year.