In March 2020, on the eve of JambaLAya Kidlit – Editor’s Day, SCBWI-Louisiana/Mississippi cancelled its event. I never dreamed it would be over two years until we could again hold an in-person conference. While we continued to connect with our kidlit community through Zoom conferences, critiques, retreats and webinars, we missed the camaraderie and networking (and hugs). This month the SCBWI-Louisiana/Mississippi Region will have its first in-person conference since 2019. I can’t wait to be in that special space where a group of kidlit creators gather together. Laissez les bons temps rouler!