In addition to writing weekly book reviews for The Gazette, Farmer has also reviewed books for a number of other publications, including The Kenyon Review Online and Dossier.com. Her reviews are regularly quoted in promotional materials, and she has given workshops on review writing and the importance of international literature. A graduate of the Syracuse MFA program in Creative Writing, Farmer is Writing Studio Director and Director of Fellowships and Scholarships at Cornell College and makes her home with her family in Iowa.