Rebecca Marshall Farnbach

Rebecca Marshall Farnbach is a writer, speaker, and expert on the history of the Temecula Valley. She presently teaches the history component of the Mt. San Jacinto College course for Temecula Wine Country associates and has coauthored several local history books including Images of America: Temecula Wine Country. Her work has been published in the High Country Magazine, Chronicles of Riverside County Journal, Valley News, Old Town San Diego Gazette, Neighbors Newspaper, and The Californian. Some of her short stories are featured in Comfort for the Grieving Heart and Fiction and Truth: Stories that Inspire.

Rebecca is a founding member of the Vail Ranch Restoration Association and past president of the Temecula Valley Historical Society. She frequently speaks to groups about Temecula's History.

She compiled some of her poetry, short stories, and history articles in her book Dancing With Prayers in My Feet, a title inspired by an encounter with a Native woman during a Pechanga Pow Wow. She also wrote James L. Phillips, Ph.D., M.D. as a tribute to a relative who lived in India in the 1800s.