Steven L. Sears was born in Fort Gordon, GA, as the younger of two sons. His parents, Richard and Marian Sears, traveled frequently as Richard was a career soldier in the U.S. Army. Consequently, he and his brother Bruce had visited forty-eight states and fourteen countries before their middle teens.
Steve went to high school at St. Augustine High School where he began his training in theatre. He entered the University of Florida in the Fall of 1975 and received his Associate of Arts. Making a definite commitment to theatre as a major, he transferred to Florida State University where he graduated with a B.A. cum laude in Theatre in the spring of 1980.
In early 1983, he began writing short scenes for auditions and decided to write a script. Using the theatrical and educational knowledge gained from his experience at Florida State University School of Theatre, he began to dissect script writing and study it as a creative endeavor. He teamed up with a close friend, Burt Pearl, also an aspiring actor who had an interest in writing. They combined their talents and began writing. One year later, Steven and Burt found themselves on the writing staff of "Riptide", a television series for NBC.
Steven and Burt worked as a team for four years before going their separate ways, both having tremendous success as writers and producers. Steven has continued working in film and television, but has expanded his writing into the literary world.