E. M. Smith came by his redneck roots honestly, his barbwire tattoo dishonestly, and his sobriety slowly. Recovery isn't a sprint, according to his friends, it's a marathon. That's probably why he turned into such a fitness geek when he quit drinking.
You can call him Mason if you want to. He just uses his initials to seem professional.
Mason is the author of the Agent Juliet series. Expect Bone Squad, Mason's first full-length novel, to show up in late 2014, and his album to hit stores never because no one deserves that kind of torture.