Falling for the Stars, A Stunt Gal's Tattle Tales by Lisa Loving Dalton – Giveaway, Media Spotlight

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This Behind-the-Scenes Tell-All About Doubling for Celebrity Superstars Also Reveals the Compelling Life Story of an Insecure Hollywood Arrival Who Rises to the Top of Her Field, But Pays a Hefty Price.

  • Addiction

  • Chauvinism

  • Big Egos collide with the surprising kindness of superstars.

Discover the magic and the tragic stories of many great films & TV shows through the eyes of a stuntwoman. Dalton reveals what it took to hang over cliffs, get hit by a moving car, drop from five stories up, dodge an avenue full of speeding cars–and to ignore the Universe’s more gentle prompts that it was time to quit and follow her passion into acting full-time or teaching acting.

The resulting career-ending spinal injury has a story of its own, how she researched medical and alternative paths that form the heart of what she shares with the world today. “What stands out in this book is the indomitable spirit the author has, despite the extraordinary price she paid for her stellar career–including misogyny, a miscarriage, and a life-long back injury. And each juicy story she relays in her fascinating chronicle, brings home an important life lesson for the reader–one that she learned the hard way.

  • Stunt Gal Lisa Dalton tattles about humorous and harrowing tales culled from over 200 films, television shows and commercials including

  • Ghostbusters

  • Money Pit

  • Crocodile Dundee

  • Married to the Mob

  • FX

  • Legal Eagles

  • The Last Dragon

  • Saturday Night Live

  • Splash

  • The Highlander

  • World According To Garp

Workilisa-loving-daltonng with or doubling such superstars as Meryl Streep, Cher, Madonna, Grace Jones, Robert Redford, Katherine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, Ed O’Neill, Michelle Pfeiffer and more.

From a bullied, dyslexic, messy, freckle-faced, klutzy pixie, Lisa Loving Dalton grew into a statuesque and skillful stuntwoman, actor, director, teacher, author, filmmaker, leadership and life coach, and ceremonial minister. Always seeking and finding the silver lining, she has made the most of whatever life threw at her. She says, “I spill stuff, trip and drip all of the time so I made a career out of it. My advice: Embrace what is as perfect.”

Dalton appeared in more than 200 films, television shows and commercials in New York, Hollywood and Texas, including work in Ghostbusters, Money Pit, Crocodile Dundee, Married to the Mob, FX, Legal Eagles, and Splash on the big screen and ER, HBO’s Carnivale, Dr. Quinn and Melrose Place among her many TV credits.

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Guest Post – From the Author

Fearing Loving

By Lisa Loving Dalton

 

Being a stunt gal taught me a lot about fear. So here is a story about a frightening moment in my life.

In an eight year elementary school, the eighth graders are the “it” ones in the school. The kids all know each other. There aren’t too many surprises. You have your allies and enemies and the archetypal lines are drawn.

Teacher’s pets and pests vary little and the brats, the bullies, the brainiacs are accustomed to each other.

I had a little on-going feud with a cute gal named Cindy. I can’t remember very much about what the issue was. I do want to thank her though for hassling me to a point of exasperation one day on the playground.

She resorted to the unthinkable!  She publicly yelled out my full name with a loud nya nya nya nya nya–I think you know what I mean about that nasty nasally ridiculing vocal tone.

For years, I hated report card time. Not because of the possible bad grades–that hadn’t really been a severe problem since that suspension in first grade. No, it wasn’t the grades.

As soon as the card was handed to me, I hid it as fast as I could so none of my classmates could see it.

It had my full name on it. My horribly ridiculous and embarrassing middle name was there for all to see.  And yes, round about sixth grade, Cindy had been a good friend, good enough to have seen it.  But now, she used it as a weapon.

Cindy was spewing it venomously into the schoolyard and everyone was stopping and staring and laughing at me.

“Lisa LOVING Bersbach! HA! Ha! ha! Lisa LOOOOOVVVVVVVIIIIINGGG!”

I stood there flabbergasted and horrified by her betrayal. I took a deep breath. And I said…..

“YES, I am Lisa LOVING and I love it! It’s who I am.”

And she stood there, jaw agape, no sound. End of argument.

Marcus Aurelius said:

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

In a fit of near defeat, I blurted out a new decision. Her only power over me was my shame of Loving and my fear that others would know it.

In a split second, I destroyed a belief that had haunted me for years.  I revoked her power over me and the shame I had born.

Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever been so pushed into a corner by your own limiting ideas that you allow another person to antagonize you? Or allow you to antagonize yourself for fear of being found out?

Yes, the fear was crazy to begin with–why did I fear my middle name so much? It is my maternal family name, given by Royal Swedish heritage and it is beautiful.

But to little kids, who can be quite cruel, LOVING can be an “unmentionable”.

How many of us are still little kids?

Imagine loving as unacceptable in the world. How sad. So many people cannot come to grips with loving one another. Messages of fear abound in our media, our politics, even in some of our churches.  Can we choose loving and be not afraid?  Can you be loving and be willing to publicly declare it? Pin it safely to your chest.

Loving ourselves and one another as we wish to be loved, now that’s a lovely image.

What else is feared that is done so only by choice? Hmmm. I have to contemplate that myself.

Thank you for spending time with me. I love connecting with readers so please find me on social media and my website.

Giveaway:

Grand Prize Package: one winner will receive:

1) a paperback copy of Falling For the Stars by Lisa Loving Dalton with autographed Last Dragon Pic
2) a paperback copy of A Balancing Act by Emmanuelle Chaulet
3) an e-copy of Murder of Talent
4) a 30-min video chat with author

2nd and 3rd Prize Packages: 2 winners will each get:

1) a Kindle copy of Falling for the Stars by Lisa Loving Dalton with an autographed Last Dragon pic
2) a paperback copy of A Balancing Act by Emmanuelle Chaulet
3) an e-copy of Murder of Talent

USA only
Giveaway ends Dec 17

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