Ted Mitchell was a historic site interpreter at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site for more than thirteen years, and was a prolific writer in regards to the life and works of Thomas Wolfe. Mitchell produced more than thirty books and articles on the subject including, Thomas Wolfe: A Writer’s Life and Windows of the Heart: The Correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Margaret Roberts. Mitchell was the director of the annual Thomas Wolfe festival in Asheville, North Carolina. He was the face and personality of the Wolfe Memorial site. He passed away on December 6, 2008, at the age of 59.