“Andy Gutman is a songwriter, children’s book author and businessman in the metro-Detroit area. His love of books, reading and writing began early on. He’ll tell you he’s not a musician, but he has a passion for songwriting. When he was young he would jot down lyrics in journals and then set the journal aside, not certain what, if anything, he would do with them. As they sat collecting dust, he pursued a career in finance and commercial real estate. Although he puts in long hours on the job, he’s never lost sight of his creative dreams. Since that time, Gutman worked with various artists who sang and produced the more than 300 songs he’s penned, because “nobody wants to hear [him] sing.”
Recently he turned his creative visions into four children’s books, which all began as songs. His books are written in a lyrical style amidst vibrant illustrations.
His most recent book, Charlie the Caterpillar: What Can I Be Today?, is a 38-page story, conceived by Gutman and his daughter Riley, that focuses on the dreams that all kids have about what they can be when they grow up.”
Check out his song ‘Charlie the Caterpillar’ at the end of the show!