The singer says her godchildren are the inspiration for her next endeavor

By Monique Jessen
Updated May 17, 2008 06:00 PM
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Kelly Rowland is working on a new project that has nothing to do with singing: writing a children’s book.

“I’m getting into different ventures. I’m in the process of writing a children’s book,” the Destiny’s Child singer told PEOPLE backstage after performing at the VIP room in Cannes Friday night.

The untitled book is still in the early stages. “Everything is confidential right now, but I’m really excited because I’ve talked to some different publishing companies and got some people interested,” she added.

Rowland says her five godchildren are the reason she’s decided to write in between working on her new record. “I love my god-kids,” she says. “I love kids!”

The singer, who has been in Europe for the last month promoting her album Miss Kelly: Diva Deluxe, says she desperately misses home. “I miss my family, my god-kids, my dog and a good meal.” But the lure of the Cannes Film Festival in France was just too hard to turn down. “When you are able to come to the film festival, there’s always an extra boost of energy,” she said.