Sometimes you wake up with a story idea and you need an expert or a person who has lived the story to make your article come to life. That’s where HARO comes in. They put you in contact with people who are eager to participate and these sources come right to your inbox. It makes getting the perfect person for your article that much easier. August is National Service Dog Month and I needed an expert opinion from an attorney who handles service dog discrimination cases for my article, “No Service Dogs Allowed.” I put out a query on HARO and in just a few days, I connected with a lawyer in Florida who works specifically on these types of discrimination cases.

I’ve been using HARO since 2010. I not only submit queries for stories that I write but I also answer queries posted by others. As the owner of a public speakers bureau, I’m always looking for big opportunities for my speakers to grow their portfolios. HARO regularly has television shows looking for guests and writers of major magazines and newspapers looking for experts. I subscribe to a variety of HARO’s email lists and I check them throughout the day. HARO helps to make you and your business successful and as a writer it is an indispensable source.

– Janice Celeste


Janice Celeste is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and the CEO of WeSpeak Worldwide speakers bureau. She is a former adjunct-professor at Hofstra University in Long Island, where she taught feature writing and copy editing. Although her background is in broadcast production, writing has encompassed her career.  In the last decade, she has authored three books including Making A Supermodel: A Parents’ Guide, available on To add to her list of accomplishments, Celeste is the reigning Mrs. New Jersey United States and resides with her husband and their dog Gigi.


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