What's a Raconteur?

rac·on·teur
/ˌräˌkänˈtər/

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

Preserving Lives and Legacies

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

Tell Your Story

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.

The Challenges and Successes of My Life: The Memoir of M.P. Dumesnil, Jr. image

Life Story Book

The Challenges and Successes of My Life:
The Memoir of M.P. Dumesnil, Jr.

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I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World: The Story of Terrel and Juliette Dressel image

Couple's Life Story Book

I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World:
The Story of Terrel and Juliette Dressel

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Bright as the Sun: The Paula Wooton Story image

Tribute Book

Bright as the Sun:
The Paula Wooton Story

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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

  • Aline F.

    Testimonials

    "...It [the interview questions] refreshed memories that I almost forgot. It brought up things I hadn’t told my family before... I thought Olivia was very, very good. The whole book is very informative and sounds very much like me telling about my life. My family loves it. I liked every bit of the book..."

    Aline F.

    104-year-old Raconteur

  • Douglas T.

    Testimonials

    "Because we've [my wife and I] had such a varied background and been to so many places, a lot of them before the children were born, I thought it would be nice if it [our life story] was in writing. I had always thought that I would do it. But I could not have imagined anything that I would do would turn out to be something like this [book]. She [Olivia Savoie] has just done a marvelous job... I got the distinct feeling when I was reading it that I was talking. She had a knack to put me right in the middle of this. I think when my kids read this, this is going to be Dad talking."

    Douglas T.

    Raconteur

  • Mica H.

    Testimonials

    "We love the book. [We are] so happy that you could do this for Mimi and for all of us. [The book is] such a special memory we will be able to share for many generations."

    Mica H.

    Granddaughter

  • Testimonials

    "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

    "They [my parents] enjoyed their time with you and relished the opportunity this created to take a trip back down memory lane. The story you wrote will be a family treasure for many years."

    Terry D.

    Son

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