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There may be robots in Roswell

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Author S. E. Smith is seen here with fans during her recent book-tour through Australia. Smith is going to have a table at this year’s Galacticon & Sci-Fi Film Festival, July 5-7. Her series “Wrong Turn to Roswell” is published in the Vision Magazine; her book series about the small fictitious town Magick is based on Roswell and Southeast New Mexico. (Submitted Photo)

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Watch out, Roswellians — you could become characters in a book.

International award-winning and bestselling author S.E. Smith is known for her science fiction books for children, young adults and adults, including her series Magick, New Mexico, which was inspired by her trip through Roswell and Southeast New Mexico in 2016.

Smith’s series became a Kindle World series with other authors contributing books that are connected to the original stories.

Smith, who recently conducted a book tour through Australia, is going to have a table at this year’s Galacticon & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Roswell, July 5-7.

Locals know Smith for her children’s story in the Vision Magazine, “Wrong Turn to Roswell,” in which she tells the story of a robot family encountering two boys in Roswell after they have to land their spaceship for repairs. What follows is an adventure dodging scientists — including Stanton Friedman — reporters and the boy’s parents.

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Smith’s story is illustrated by local teenage-artist, Heather Donahue.

In an email Smith said, “I’ll admit that I am loving writing the story. The characters are a hoot. I wanted something that would be fun to read, plus add little Easter eggs (characters and locations in Roswell) into it so they can try to find them.”

Smith and her husband Steve Smith are going to arrive ahead of time to attend the Roswell Sertoma Club’s Mike Satterfield Memorial 20th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Both are excited to return to Roswell. Smith is looking forward to finding more characters and locations for her story while her husband — who is retired from the Air Force — is looking forward to seeing the shows at the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium.

For more information, visit roswellfilmcon.com or sesmithfl.com and chat with Smith on her Facebook page at se.smith.5.

Christina Stock may be contacted at 622-7710, ext. 309, or at vision@rdrnews.com.