Like any good jambalaya recipe, the 11th annual Jambalaya Writers Conference in Houma, LA began with basic ingredients and added a variety of spices to result in a perfect helping of learning and laughing together. Presented by the Terrebonne Parish Library, the conference welcomed more than 175 conferees to a day packed with information and networking. A wide selection of speakers and subject matter assured every attendee a chance to grow as an author. There were more than thirty sessions available. Here are a few of the highlights.