What's a Raconteur?


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



Olivia Savoie grew up hearing her grandparents tell captivating personal stories. After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts in English and history, Olivia interviewed her grandmothers and became engulfed in their recollections. She wrote and published their life stories for her family to cherish.

And then she wondered if other families had access to this invaluable gift—if other families could open a book tomorrow or in 20 years and read about their beloved family members.

Since then, Olivia co-founded Raconteur and has personally written more than 40 life story books for people around the country and world. She has carved out her place as a master craftsman of family heirloom life story books.

Olivia was honored to be named Louisiana’s honorary secretary of state and to be featured in more than 30 newspaper and magazine articles, radio shows, and TV news programs. She speaks to audiences about her passion for and the importance of life story preservation.

Olivia’s love for her subjects is at the forefront of every life story book she crafts. When that love is combined with her interview skills, meticulous attention to detail, and prowess for capturing each individual’s voice, the end results are treasured, page-turning narratives.

Contact Raconteur

The subject(s) of the book will communicate their story to a writer
The subject(s) of the book has passed away and other loved ones will relay their story to the writer
The subject(s) of the book has written pieces of their life story, but needs a writer to add to and refine the work for publication

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