J.J. Grabenstein has long been her husband's secret weapon—reading everything Chris has ever written (including a stack of rejected manuscripts) before anyone else and urging him to cut out all the boring stuff. But Shine! started with her. When J.J.’s father passed away a few years ago, she had an idea for a book she wished someone had written for her to read when she was a kid. A story that reminded readers that who you are is just as important as what you accomplish.