Kelly Clarkson, River, Twitter


Kelly Clarkson is expanding her résumé!

The American Idol winner announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that she is officially a singer-author. River Rose Blackstock's mom revealed she has written a children's book called River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which will hit shelves in October. The pregnant star has been dropping clues over the past week, all of which involved her adorable baby girl.

"I'm officially a children's book author! River Rose and the Magical Lullaby comes out this October! #NewProject," she tweeted.

Before sharing the big news, Clarkson posted cute footage and pictures of her daughter, but it was the actual video announcement that takes the cake. The "Since U Been Gone" songstress reveals she came up with the book while traveling all over the world with her 1-year-old, who would be too young to remember any of their exotic trips. The From Justin to Kelly actress started writing down memories so she could later share them with her kids. 

"The little stories ended up turning into a book for each place we kind of went," she explains. "I guess my hope is for little kids to read River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and be inspired by it and know they can achieve anything and still dream big and make big things happen."

Even though Clarkson has had a blast penning her children's book, it seems her daughter has been slowing down the whole process. "I'm pulling this train all by myself," she explains, as cute footage of River Rose playing around flashes on the screen. "She's sleeping on the job. She's eating all the time.

"I mean you try and talk to her and she just shuts the door—right in your face," Clarkson adds.

Cue footage of River Rose waddling to shut a dressing room door. Too cute!

If her book is anything like her real-life adventures with River Rose, we're sure it'll be a big hit with the kids. Congratulations on your new endeavor, Kelly!

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