Besides her career in medical research, my sister-in-law, Judi Lowenberg Forman, is a brilliant jewelry designer. From a small home studio in Vermont, Judi Forman Designs generates dazzling, unique necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and more. Judi enjoyed several successful shows this year and you can find her creations on Etsy (holiday shopping hint).
My niece, Hannah Forman (aka Hannah Neurotica) is the undisputed queen of women in horror. Founder of Women in Horror Month, Editor-in-Chief of the zine Ax Wound, Hannah is a writer and filmmaker. Her short film, Letting, garnered raves this year and she was a recent guest on NPR’s All Things Considered, speaking about holiday horror movies.
Noah Forman, my nephew, is a writer, producer, actor and inspired comic. Known for his work on the Chris Gethard Show, Noah is a veteran performer with the improv troupe, UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade). This year he was hailed as a “comic genius” for producing and starring in an homage Seinfeld episode. Now, that’s fan fiction!
Of course, those who knew my late brother Michael Forman would hardly be surprised. Writer, musician, humorist and teacher, he was a creative force. He’d be so proud of them.And so am I. Happy holidays, you guys. May the New Year bring even more great things!