Congratulations! Your book sounds terrific - I'll keep an eye out for it! Which publisher is it with?I wrote "Time for Alexander" - set in ancient Greece - and I researched for over a year. I wrote letters to professors of Greek history all over the world and read everything I could find in our public library. I worked with maps and outlines, and drove my family crazy by taking over the whole dining room table for my notes! It was a lot of fun though, and I did the same thing a few years later with "Angels on Crusade", a story set in France in the 11th century. Again, nearly a year's worth of research went into it. Time fpr Alexander is available at Calderwood Books, and Angels on Crusade can be found in Ellora's Cave Blush line.