Your Word is Your Wand Florence Scovel Shinn — Miss Shinn was an artist, an author and a metaphysics teacher in New York in the early part of the 20th century. Her books are remarkable and revolutionary in her times. They are profound, full of wisdom and have inspired thousands of people for several decades.She taught that life is a game and in order to play it well, one must learn to understand the universal laws that govern it. She showed her students and readers how to win health, prosperity and happiness by mastering the game. By sharing real-life stories, she illustrates how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a winner in life — able to control lifes conditions and release abundance through knowledge of spiritual law.Florence Scovel Shinn had the ability to explain her success principles and how they work in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. She can be considered one of last centurys most popular success teachers and in 1925, Florence decided to publish her first book The Game of Life and How to Play It. After unsuccessfully finding a publisher for her work, she published it herself. Her second book, Your Word is Your Wand followed in 1928 and her final book The Secret Door to Success was published in 1940 shortly before her death on October 17, 1940. A fourth book, The Power of the Spoken Word is a compendium of her notes, gathered by one of her students and published posthumously in 1945.