PG Forte was born on the wrong coast; a mistake she
corrected as soon as she was able. And one she avoided making with her
children, both of whom were born in Santa Monica, California within
sight (on a clear day, and at a height of several stories) of the
She has spent most of the last seventeen years
living in various locations throughout The Golden State—North, South
and even, as King Arthur might have phrased it ‘for one brief shining
moment’ in that Camelot of California, The Central Coast.
The idea for the series came to her, appropriately
enough, while she was enjoying a latte at an outdoor café in the
company of friends. In many ways, Oberon is a celebration of everything
weird, wacky and wonderful about her adopted home state.
Besides books on Oberon, Ms. Forte has also written
several documentary film scripts, and a children’s book on safety.