Love/Hate star Susan Loughnane is set to release her debut novel in August.

The 27-year-old actress is currently putting the finishing touches to her comedy book, which will be published by Poolbeg.

Speaking to the Evening Herald, Loughnane said: "I'm currently doing the edit so I'm quite busy."

When asked about her new movie Poison Pen, which premiered at this year's Galway Film Fleadh, she said: "I play a superstar singer called Shona Beiderbeck, who is very determined to portray herself as a diva bimbo, but in doing this she is hiding her intelligence and a softer side.

"There is a nice little character arc which is always something you look for in a role."