Chad T. Douglas’s novel, “A Pirate’s Charm”, the first in the Lore Trilogy, was an honoree in the Teen category of the 2011 New York Book Festival book contest. Winners in the contest are honored based upon the writing ability of the author and the ability of their work to win wider recognition. On June 10th, Chad T. Douglas was one of many authors recognized at an awards gala held at the world famous Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan. During the ceremony, winners and honorees were introduced by festival managing director Bruce Haring and allowed to address their fellow authors and the contest judges after accepting their awards. Douglas briefly spoke about his trilogy and his experiences in self-publishing, thanking his family for their support, his editor Drollene P. Brown for her work on the series and his friend Victoria Phillips for her article promoting his first book signing in Gainesville, Florida in February 2010.