Laura Vosika, author of The Blue Bells of Scotland interviewed me today about the research I did for Vestal Virgin. Laura writes historical fiction and her blog focuses on historical writers. She's been doing a series about the research involved.
My research for Vestal Virgin included two trips to Rome (I know, someone's gotta do it), extensive reading, and speaking to scholars. If you're interested in details, including some great sources for ancient Rome and early Christians, check out my interview with Laura. She has a great site, and I recommend it to all writers.