Ricky Martin has written an illustrated book for children.

The gay pop star, who is a father to two young sons, has created a character called Santiago the Dreamer for a new kids' book series, and the first installment, titled Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars, is due for release in November (13).

Martin alerted fans to the news by posting a picture of the cover on his Twitter.com page, adding, "Exciting news! Here is the cover of my 1st children's book, out Nov 14th."