I am happy to announce that trueillinoishaunts.com will be getting a facelift over the next few weeks! While you have probably noticed some changes already, one of the biggest will be the addition of our first official Legends and Lore of Illinois spokesmodel: DT Rose Gavin.
DT Rose is a 22-year-old model from Peoria, Illinois. She met our friend and photographer Willy Adkins and I in DeKalb over the weekend to shoot a series of photos that will take this website to the next level. DT Rose will be appearing in many of our featured category images, as well as our site header, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and other social media platforms.
She will also be appearing at several (yet to be determined) future events.
I have to give DT credit for her patience and eagerness to get the shots just right. It isn’t easy to wordlessly convey the emotions and expressions needed for our featured category images, but she kept at it through take after take.
Our photographer, Willy Adkins, is president of Spook Show Entertainment. Among his many talents, he produces independent horror films and was recently the man behind the Chicago Horror Film Festival, as well as the Laugh or Die Comedy Fest. In 2011 he produced and directed the short horror film Headline News, which was based on a short story of mine called “Coed Terror in the Ivory Tower of Doom.”
I will be posting video from the photo shoot later this week. Keep coming back for updates! And while you’re here, leave a comment thanking DT Rose for helping to liven up our website and for giving you one more reason to keep coming back for more legends & lore of Illinois!