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Monday, September 27, 2021

Origen: True Story of Evil by Peter J. Perry & Kathleen Elizabeth Sumpton - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Peter J. Perry and Kathleen Elizabeth Sumpton and their new book, “Origen: A True Story of Evil,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on their Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Peter and Kathleen and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Origen: A True Story of Evil

by Peter J. Perry and Kathleen Elizabeth Sumpton


GENRE:  True-Crime



Have you ever come face to face with the devil? In a tapestry of sports, business, and dating, there is an evil presence that is not quite visible to anyone: The Bedroom Strangler. A serial killer that scales fifteen storey buildings, enters through the balcony, and stealthily slithers under the bedroom bed, with the sole intent of raping and murdering innocent women in their sleep. He has been classified as the worst serial killer in Ontario history and Canada's most dangerous criminal ever, operating at the height of London's 40 year serial killer period, from 1974 - 1978.

The Bedroom Strangler is a member of a gym. It is the same gym the protagonist managed during the 1970's. Members of the gym trained and worked out together, never knowing their friend's true nature. In fact, Mike even introduced the killer to a female member friend at a gym party, a woman who lived in the same building as the murderer; a woman who would become his last victim. As a result of unprecedented tactics by police, Mike ends up becoming part of the investigation—but will he be able to stop this evil predator? It took 40 years to write this story and it's important to remember that this story is being told by someone who was there.

Origen: A True Story of Evil truly began when Mike's real-life persona, Peter J. Perry, was just 17 years old. At the time, he was just a student of St. Mary's College in Sault St. Marie who would carry out heated discussions with a priest, Father Lawlor, about the existence of the devil. Father Lawlor tells him that one day he might meet someone so evil, he will surely know the devil exists, and maybe he will do some good by it. And we will. Part of the proceeds of this novel are being contributed to good causes to respect both the victims and Father Lawlor.

The novel's title reflects a belief about the dynamic forms of energy as Origen believed that demons can take human form and humans can also be demonized. What follows is inspired by true events. All the names of characters have been changed and many of the events happened, although not all.

This painting of the gym scene, the dating scene, the underground fighting martial arts scene, the psychiatric scene, and Origen's beliefs may cause you to rethink the devil. If you dare to read the contents of this book, you can come to your own conclusion: Is there more to evil than what we think?

Based on an original screenplay by Peter Perry and Geoff Hart.

Property of the Origen Foundation Inc.




You are managing a gym after just graduating from university, working very hard with a staff of thirty and creating a positive atmosphere of energy to motivate and keep members physically fit. Your mission is to create goodwill in the community at the same time as being a role model, because you have an athletic gift. You are an international powerlifting champion, undefeated. As a Canadian powerlifting champion, you become a living legend in your community, with people of all walks of life joining your gym simply to be around your positive vibe.

But in the midst of this tapestry of sports, business, and dating, there is an evil presence that is not quite visible to anyone: The Bedroom Strangler. A serial killer that scales as high as fifteen story balconies, only to discreetly slither into the unlocked balcony doors of women unbeknownst, with the sole intent to rape and murder. He has been classified as the worst serial killer in Ontario history and Canada’s most dangerous criminal ever. The Bedroom Strangler was a member of the gym I was managing. He trained and worked out with me and other members, unbeknownst to us his true qualities. He socialized with us. In fact, I introduced him to a female member friend of mine at a gym party, who he then murdered. The Bedroom Strangler incidentally lived in the same building as this friend, who was his last victim.

As a result of unprecedented tactics by police, I ended up becoming part of the investigation that stopped this evil predator. Over the years, I questioned why I met someone so evil. I questioned God. Eventually, I came to a conclusion by studying the writings of Origen: do we really understand evil? Can evil be much more than a psychiatric disorder?

People are very uncomfortable considering other possibilities. Origen believed that demons can take human form and humans can also be demonized. What follows is inspired by true events. All the names of characters have been changed but many of the events happened, although not all. At the conclusion of this painting of the gym scene, the dating scene, the underground fighting martial arts scene, the powerlifting scene, the bodybuilding scene, the psychiatric scene, and the Origen scene, you can come to your own conclusion: Is there more to evil than what we think? How have we grown to understand evil, through both language and symbolism perpetuated by our surroundings? What, even, is time? Who, or what, represents the greatest way to understand and defeat evil? And, most of all… What is the difference between death and evil?



The Top 5 Musts for Writing a Bestseller

Everyone I talk to seems to agree. I wrote a novel that is a page turner. So here's my 5 Musts for Writing a Bestseller.

Connectivity (how well audiences identify with your material). In order to create a page turner, your audience has to connect with your characters, goals, questions, mysteries etc.  There needs to be something they identify with to draw them so that they care about what's going to happen on the ensuing pages. Much has been written about "sympathy for the main character". This is one tool in the writer's toolkit. There are many more. How you get the audience to care is up to you. Getting them to care is as important as making your plot an enthralling read.

The Power of your plot. There needs to be an inherent power in what you create.  You can call this the main draw or focus of the story. Often, it's what would be promoted on a book cover or poster. This is the principle reason people decide to read your book without knowing any of the characters, or what's at the heart of your story, (connectivity). To illustrate by example, connectivity is like an internet connection to your viewer.  You can't read an ebook without that connection, and it's not worth reading without a powerful story.  It's not about a balance between the two, it's about having enough of both. The movie "Adaption" with Nicholas Cage is an example of showcasing the differences between connectivity and power of story." When both connectivity and power of story benefit from each other, that's when you will have a page turner of a novel.

Objectivity. During the writing process, writers lose objectivity. Like a journey through a dense forest, we become lost and don't know if the direction we're heading is the right one.  Having someone on the outside feeding you objectivity, is crucial.  In essence, what they're doing is letting you know if you're continuing to connect, elicit their emotions, curiosity, and enthusiasm of finding out what happens in your story.  Objectivity is necessary for both the creative aspect as well as for format.  Always get others to proofread your story to locate formatting and grammar mistakes that you miss due to a lack of objectivity.

Marketing. Why should a writer be concerned with marketing? Marketing is an integral part of bestsellers. Writer's need to be conscientious of what marketers need.  Spending time thinking about how your book will be marketed allows the writer to add necessary components to the story to make the marketer's job easier. The title of your book is the first thing a reader sees. Is the title intriguing? The front cover of your book accomplishes what a poster does for a movie. The tag line, is often a one line sentence that sheds light on the Power behind your story, which instigates curiosity or a compulsion to find out more. These three items are tools in the writer's toolkit that allows your novel to achieve broader audiences.

A memorable ending. The end to your story can have a lasting effect on a reader long after they've put your book back on the shelf. A memorable ending is sometimes different from the Power of the story.  A memorable ending may be woven with the Power of your story or it can connect back to the heart of the story.  For instance, the goal of your character may be a love interest. You could end the story with your characters living happily ever after. However, your ending might be more memorable, if they're unable/incapable of living happily ever after. (Bridges of Madison County). If the audience connected with your characters, and are rooting for their goal, an ending whereby the goal is never achieved might be heart wrenching memorable.

This illustrates my five "Musts" for writing a Bestselling novel.



PETER J. PERRY’S athletic accomplishments include being an eight-time Canadian open powerlifting champion from 1976-1984. He won the North American powerlifting championship in 1979, and dedicated his trophy to the woman he promised he would dedicate it to in this novel, Jessica. Peter was also the U.S. deadlift champion in 1980, International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Open fifth place in 1982, World Masters level-one drug-free powerlifting champion in 1991, and three-time Canadian Masters Powerlifting champion in the years 1991, 1992 and 1993. Best gym lifts certified by the IPF judge are: squat at 750 lbs, bench press at 450 lbs and deadlift at 775 lbs at a body weight of 208 lbs. Knee wraps and squat suit plus a lifting belt were the only pieces of equipment used.

Peter founded Peter Perry Insurance Agency LTD in 1978 and is still the operating president. The company is a London-based insurance and investment brokerage specializing in RRSPs, tax-free savings accounts, segregated funds, tax shelters, RRIFs & LIFs, creditor proofing, annuities, educational savings plans, GICs, and Mortgage insurances. Being a certified and award-winning independent brokerage allows Peter to custom-tailor financial portfolios to suit the specific needs of the client and easily make amendments as one journeys through the various stages of their life. Peter’s acclaimed background in health and fitness as a drug-free world & Canadian powerlifting champion makes him particularly mindful of retirement, health and long-term planning and incorporating all aspects of life into the advice he provides his clients. Click here to learn more about Peter’s athletic accomplishments.

Some interesting facts about Peter are that he was born in Toronto but grew up in Sault Ste. Marie. He became a St. Mary’s Knight due to his academics and sports and is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Sault Ste. Marie. He was the manager of Vic Tanny’s gym from 1974 to 1978 before launching his insurance company and beginning a new career path.







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KATHLEEN ELIZABETH SUMPTON is an advocate for the arts and often works with languages. With a passion for culture and a focus on communications, she is an Author. Poet, and Communications Professional with a primary focus on writing. She has a working background in fourteen different languages.

Her five-year plan is to secure two master’s degrees in English and business, followed by a PhD in English, while running her freelance business.

Her 10-year goal is to publish novels and other works in the genre of satire in order to strengthen communications locally and globally by discussing the proper use of language and terminology.

Her work brings awareness to large societal issues such as the criminal justice system, substance abuse, and mental health, a variety of topics everyone else is too afraid to talk about.

As a representative for members of the community as well as for her own projects, Kathleen hopes to enrich her surroundings with both the beauty and power writing holds. It is now her personal mission in life to provide meaning and entice insight through literature. When she is not busy with her work, you can find Kathleen enjoying the outdoors or spending time with family. Favourite hobbies are working out and people-watching. She operates out of Southern Ontario.







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  1. Peter & Kathleen ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you BOTH here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Why did you decide to write this book?