Matt the Author

Writing and storytelling have always been Matt Deutschman’s calling, but it was his kids, now ages five and three, who inspired him to write books for children. After earning a BS in Journalism from Northwestern University, he founded a business in the promotional marketing industry telling his clients’ stories through marketing campaigns. Reading books to his kids continues to be one of Matt’s favorite activities, and his fascination with captivating stories paired with irresistible illustrations led him to envision creating stories of his own to forge a deeper bond with his children.

What began as simple bedtime stories to put their imaginative minds at ease evolved into rhyming tales with colorful characters.

His biggest supporter and most trusted critic is his wife, Deanna, who urged him to put pen to paper. Matt’s first book, “When You Hear The Thunder Rumble,” released in November 2020, has become their family’s go-to way to cuddle and calm their kids during a thunderstorm. From there, the floodgate of story ideas has opened and Matt is enjoying this exciting endeavor.

Children are made readers on the lap of their parents

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Doubletake Promotional Marketing

Matt Deutschman is a fourth generation promotional products industry veteran and founded Doubletake Promotional Marketing in 2010. Doubletake specializes in custom branded promotional products for colleges and universities, advertising/marketing agencies, construction companies, professional services firms and the finance industry.

The backbone of what makes Doubletake Promotional Marketing successful is their creativity and focus on marketing strategy in their work with clients, coupled with an industry-leading track record of reliable delivery and superb communication. Doubletake uses branded merchandise to turn clients into referral sources, employees into brand advocates, recruits into team members, and customers into raving fans. With every project, Doubletake strives to “Make Them Look Twice“.

Books by Matt D

Watch your child’s eyes light up as they giggle and smile throughout these books.

Bravery is something all kids can bring out to vanquish monsters.

Watch Matt make magic out of icky food for you kids.

The cutest rhyme for kids written by a dad to entertain his children when it thunders. The illustrations are beautiful! Super special book for kids! You won’t get tired of reading it!
This was written with such love and attention to detail, but not too much detail as little listeners can’t take in too much at once. It’s just right.

Katie the Illustrator

Katie Williams started her career as a children’s book illustrator in 2011 with “Lyla Lyte and the Li’Berry Fruit” and “ Lyla Lyte and the Loot Tree.” Since then, she has created many loveable characters and illustrations for a multitude of projects. A strong advocate for early literacy, her artistic style is one that charms young readers and parents alike with comical expressions and thoughtful scenery that creates a strong impression for the written story. 

She pursues her illustrative career in hopes her voice will inspire greater comprehension and imagination in all growing minds.
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Book Proceeds

A portion of proceeds from all of Matt’s books will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

When Matt’s son, Henry, was born in 2016, he spent the first eight days of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital fighting for his life. While the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at Lurie helped Henry make a full and miraculous recovery, the Ronald McDonald House provided a comfortable place for Matt and his wife, Deanna, to stay on-site to get much-needed rest without needing to leave Henry’s side. 

Matt and Deanna were humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude to be beneficiaries of this charity and are strong supporters of the great work the organization does to support families while they go through the trials of medical treatment.