What's a Raconteur?

rac·on·teur
/ˌräˌkänˈtər/

A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; a storyteller; a narrator

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Preserving Lives and Legacies

We conduct in-home or remote interviews and produce heirloom life story books for families to cherish.

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What We Do

Our expert writers work one-on-one with every storyteller or couple during intimate interviews and create completely custom, one-of-a-kind life story books. If a loved one has passed away, our writers interview family and friends in order to create a tribute book that captures the life lived.

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Life Story Book

The Memoir of Joseph Frank Dubicki

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Couple's Life Story Book

Our Adventures Together:
The Story of Lynne and Bruce Beck

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The Silver Cord: Being Pro-Life in the Trenches, Edna Bienvenu Landry image

Tribute Book

The Silver Cord:
Being Pro-Life in the Trenches, Edna Bienvenu Landry

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Our Story

Raconteur

Raconteur was born out of the desire to preserve parents' and grandparents’ life stories. Co-founder Olivia Spallino Savoie documented her grandmothers’ memories. After seeing what the keepsake memoirs meant to her own family, she began writing life story books for families everywhere.

Olivia & Joshua Savoie

The saddest sentence I know is ‘I wish I had asked my mother about that.’

~ WILLIAM ZINSSER

  • Testimonials

    "It was a joy working with Raconteur. I always dreamed of writing my story, but I couldn’t sit down and write it myself. Olivia Savoie being there made my dream come true: to put my life story down on paper to give to my children and grandchildren. Without her, I never could have gotten all my memories in order. Olivia asked me about so many things I never would have thought to put in the book. Now, I can look at the book and reminisce. As I get older, my memory isn’t too good, but the book keeps me going. I can check it to remember trips or special times. Raconteur did a great job."

    Gloria W.

    Raconteur

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    "I have really enjoyed working with Raconteur on my parents’ tribute books. Olivia Savoie helped me in so many ways. I had a wonderful experience in reliving their past, and so will my boys and grandchildren."

    Sherry S.

    Daughter

  • Testimonials

    "My thought from the beginning was to produce a written manuscript with which I might surprise my children—that would somewhat describe what life was like in my early years… It is with a great deal of relief and appreciation that I thank Olivia for her focus and leadership in helping bring this task to fruition."

    Dr. David F.

    Raconteur

  • Testimonials

    "This is such a rich and treasured recount of Dad’s beautiful and rich life. There are stories in here I never heard… You really worked magic getting him to recall these stories with such vivid recollection! Thank you again for bringing Dad’s legacy to pages, which we are sure to cherish for generations to come. I know he enjoyed your days together."

    Christine C.

    Daughter

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