In the world of crime novels, the annual Audible Sounds of Crime awards are a pretty big deal, and I was thrilled to be shortlisted for my fifth novel in my bestselling Nic Costa series.
I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people... that's why I don't like any of them.
I'm a pretty bad liar, and I'm not very good at keeping secrets.
I was pretty quiet as a child.
I'm a pretty basic surfer.
To make real change, you have to be well anchored - not only in the belief that it can be done, but also in some pretty real ways about who you are and what you can do.
I left Apple in April of 1984, pretty soon after the introduction of the Mac.
Money doesn't buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.
Where I'm from, there is no violence, pretty much.
I'm pretty athletic and I play basketball a lot.
When I'm singing 'Deanna,' for example, which I sing pretty much every night, it brings forward a kind of imagined, romanticized lie about this particular person, which I find really comforting and exciting to sing about.
Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable.
There was a time, in the not so distant past, that if you didn't have what you needed on Thanksgiving, you were pretty much going to have to wait until Friday. Not anymore!
So pretty much, to sum it up, if you can freak someone out and bring that kind of emotion out of somebody with a song, you're doing something right.
Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super-flattered, but intimidated at the same time.
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