What next? I used the third person throughout except the end which I put it in italics and used the voice of the grown up daughter telling her side of the story which brought all of the lose ends together.
Since the book was written, I have learned that there was another way of doing this. I just put down JodiPicoult's new book, " Leaving Time" which is quite insightful, by the way, especially if you like elephants.
She has about four main characters and she simply labels the chapters with their names and talks in their voice, first person. This works amazingly well and I wish I had done it. I think my book would be more powerful and "real"
I know by looking at the sales records, I have sold my book in Europe, India, all over Canada and United States. If you are one of the readers, can you write me please and let me know if you think what I did works and if you think it would be more powerful to use the first person for each of the characters so that they could tell their own story.
If you have not read the book yet, please do so and keep sending me feedback. It is a great benefit for what I am writing now which I cannot wait to tell you about by it will have to wait for another blog article.