A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; a storyteller; a narrator
Olivia Savoie grew up in the South, surrounded by incredible storytellers. Grandparents, neighbors, and relatives shared captivating stories around the dinner table. Her grandmothers both spoke French as their native language and would sprinkle French words into their stories. They referred to story time as “Raconteur Time,” which meant “Storyteller Time.”
After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts in English and history, she knew that she wanted to find a career that blended her two passions. Then, her grandmothers made her remember a third passion: family stories.
Raconteur was born out of the desire to preserve Olivia’s family’s stories. She interviewed her Mimi and Granny and became engulfed in their tales of childhood adventure, early married life, and overcoming obstacles. After the interviews, she wrote and published their life stories for her family to enjoy.
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.
She writes life stories and works with the team that creates lasting family heirlooms. The stories Raconteur documents are breathtaking, beautiful, one-of-a-kind, and immeasurably important to families.