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 Her reviews are regularly quoted in promotional materials, and she has given workshops on review writing and the importance of international literature. After traveling with the Big Apple Circus, Farmer graduated from the Syracuse MFA program in Creative Writing. She now works as the Writing Studio Director and Director of Fellowships and Scholarships at Cornell College and makes her home with her family in Iowa.