Life is fully of acronyms. If you are a writer, this might be a good one to get familiar with. It stands for Help a Report Out, which is a site located at http://helpareporter.com/.
You can sign up there for an email list that will send you queries from dozens for reporters every day who need help with material on a variety of topics. I have found that I cannot help most of them, but there are some ones that I can. I have been able to get interviewed several times and published in magazines, online, and in books just for sharing my opinion. They always ask about you and will often publish a little blurb about you, in which you can mention that you are an author. Free publicity!
I just found out that I’m going to be inluded in an article in U.S. News and World Report. And best of all…it’s free!