Author-illustrator Tom Angleberger visited Lake Shore Elementary School on Oct. 2. The self-proclaimed nerd told students about growing up in Virginia, displayed an origami technique and discussed his book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

“All it takes to be an author is to have something blank, and then use your brain to fill the blank spot,” he said.

Angleberger’s visit was arranged and funded by the school’s parent-teacher association.