The Yellowfin is a central part of the story “All Summer Long.”
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The Yellowfin is a central part of the story “All Summer Long.” wphoto provided
Local author Melody Carlson has had one of her novels adapted for television.

“All Summer Long” premieres this Saturday night on the Hallmark Channel and stars Brennan Elliott and Autumn Reeser. Peter DeLuise, son of the late comedian Dom DeLuise, directed.

The story takes place aboard a dinner yacht and is set on the San Francisco Bay, but the movie was filmed in British Columbia. Carlson visited the set in June to meet the cast and crew and watch the filming. Although she was invited to participate as an extra during a party scene, Carlson quite literally missed the boat. The crew sent a shuttle back to shore to pick her up after filming of the scene was complete.

Carlson is the author of over 200 novels for women, teens, and children. Her stories range from serious issues like schizophrenia (“Finding Alice”) to lighter topics. She has accrued a number of awards including Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion. Over the years, some of her other books have been optioned for film or television, and still others are currently under consideration. “All Summer Long” is the first to come to fruition.

“All Summer Long” premiers Saturday, August 24, at 9 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel. To learn more about Melody’s books and keep up with future news, visit www.MelodyCarlson.com.