My recent writing is part memoir/part fiction, and engages the reader to collaborate on what is true for them and what is real about the writing. I have a new novel coming out soon and two other novels or memoirs in the works.
Like a journal, a memoir can be a healing writing process but also can lead to material for fiction. Memoir is fiction, in a certain way. Language can only approximate reality, and the reader creates a reality in the act of reading which further removes, moves toward, or distorts the relationship between language, writing, memory, and fact.