Antoine Maurice Devine
- member since January 7, 2013
Note from BluQuill Publishing:
Antoine Maurice Devine came up with the idea for “The Cure” not long after arriving in San Francisco to build a law practice. The “dotcom” era was in full swing, and long hours, including weekends and holidays, were the norm. However, the idea would not go away, so in his spare time, he began piecing together the story.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and spending his teenage years in Arizona, Antoine aspired to become an architect, but became curious about the law. Demonstrating the versatility of his interests, he majored in finance, and graduated from Jackson State University. Along the way, he also ran track, specializing in hurdles and sprints.
He spent 10 years in the financial field before his curiosity with the law bloomed. He sold a successful regulatory consulting business, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent a short time practicing in Texas before passing the California bar, and heading out West to begin a career as a securities attorney. Along the way, he was involved in drafting federal laws as an intern with the Securities & Exchange Commission, and state laws in Texas and California. While practicing in Texas, Antoine won an important procedural case that garnered the first en banc decision of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in over a decade, opening the door for an appeal.
One day soon after arriving in San Francisco, Antoine read a story about a prominent breast cancer research investigator who had been found guilty of committing the largest fraud in North American history in his reports of his clinical trials’ success. He thought of what might happen if a cure for breast cancer were indeed found, but was never made public. What ensued was five years of research into the complex inner workings of the breast cancer research industry.
When the dotcom bubble burst,Antoine moved back to Arizona and completed The Cure, which was publishedin Novembver 2009. After a five-year period during which Antoine returned to San Francisco to resume his work inthe financial services industry, heis home again in Arizona, residing in the Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix, surrounded by the South Mountain ranges. He is currentlyworking on a crime/horror novelhe expects to publish in 2010.
Note from the author:
I consider myself a Renaissance man-a jack of all trades, and master of some, a seeker of truth, and student of the world. I love good BBQ, a Genaro's hero sandwich, Jakes's corned beef on rye, Giordano's deep dish pizza, Kinzie's Chicago steak, salad with Heirloom tomatoes, Mitchell's egg nog ice cream, 1996 Merlots, 2000 Caymus Conundrum and Oregon pinots.