A shy person, Vann Turner avoids crowds and tries to avoid any attention. He is not on Facebook or Twitter. When questioned about this, he said, "What I have to say publicly, I say in my writings. I am something of a recluse."
On occasion friends visit him and his dogs in our mountain home. Every two weeks he goes to the market for dairy products, fruits, vegetables and Oreos. You'll recognize him in Walmart (Newport, TN) by the black armband he wears on the left. If you do, go up and say hello. "I welcome people into my life. People are important."
Or if you would like to send him an email, he will answer you. "One-on-one works well for me, you see. It's the crowd or anonymous banter that gives me the heebie-jeebies, not one-on-one contact. And besides, email has proved to be a bridge to friendships for me."