Happy book birthday to The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life by Karma Brown, out today from Collins

An award-winning journalist, avid reader and new mom, Karma Brown dreamed of writing her first novel. But between diapers and tight deadlines, how could she? Like so many of us, she felt stretched taut and hyper-scheduled, her time a commodity over which she had lost control. For Brown, the answer to this problem was to rise earlier every day and use that time to write. Although she experienced missteps along the way, after committing to her alarm clock and an online community of early risers, she completed a debut novel that became a national bestseller.

In The 4% Fix, Karma Brown reveals the latest research about time management and goal-setting and shares strategies that have worked for her as well as for others. Refreshingly, her jargon-free approach doesn’t include time-tracking spreadsheets, tips on how to squeeze in yoga exercises while cooking dinner, or methods that add bulk to those never-ending lists.

How will you use this one hour—only 4% of your day—to change your life?

Karma Brown is the bestselling author of five novels including the #1 national bestseller A Recipe for a Perfect Wife. A National Magazine Award–winning journalist, she has been published in SELF, Redbook, Today’s Parent, Best Health, Canadian Living, Chatelaine and other magazines. Karma Brown lives just outside Toronto with her husband, their daughter and a labradoodle named Fred. Karma is represented by Carolyn Forde.