FARMER, Nancy. American, b. 1941. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Worked in the Peace Corps in India, 1963-65; University of California at Berkeley, lab technician, 1969-72; Loxton, Hunting and Associates, Songo, Mozambique, chemist and entomologist, 1972-74; University of Zimbabwe, Rukomeche, lab technician and entomologist, 1975-78; freelance scientist and writer in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1978-88; Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA, lab technician, 1991-92. Freelance writer, 1992-. Publications: JUVENILE FICTION: Lorelei, 1988; Tsitsi's Skirt (picture book), 1988; The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, 1989, 1994; Tapiwa's Uncle, 1992; Do You Know Me, 1993; The Warm Place, 1995; Runnery Granary, 1996; A Girl Named Disaster, 1996; The House of the Scorpion, 2002 (Newbery Honor, 2003). Address: c/o Michelle Fadlalla, Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, U.S.A.