Florence Scovel was born in New Jersey the daughter of Alden Cortlandt Scovel and Emily Hopkinson Scovel. Motivational author Louise Hay acknowledges her as an early influence. Writings and New Thought
Her metaphysical works began with her self-publiFlorence Scovel Shinnd The Game of Life and How to Play it in 1925.
Shinn expressed her philosophy as:
The invisible forces are ever working for man who is always ‘pulling the strings’ himself though he does not know it. In New Thought circles Florence Scovel Shinn is best known for her first book The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925). The Game of Life Florence Scovel Shinn.