December 19, 2019


StoryNerds is now the official podcast of Reading is my Superpower! We're so excited to announce this new venture and we hope you join us as we head into 2020 with exciting new content for you! 
In this announcement episode, we talk with Reading is my Superpower creator Carrie Booth Schmidt about what this means for YOU - our listeners. (hint: It includes some FREE BOOKS and more awesome special guests!) 

The good news? If you're already listening to us, you won't have to change anything! We'll still be here nerding out over all things story (including "yummy" heroes and love-hate relationships).

However, definitely head over to the Reading is my Superhero facebook page and give it a like, and browse around the website to get all the amazing content! 

Thank you all for listening! We hope you've enjoyed hearing us and our guests as much as we've had fun making the podcast for you, and we can't wait to bring you more exciting content and fun giveaways in 2020.

StoryNerds teamed up with Reading is my Superpower creator and reader extraordinaire Carrie Booth Schmidt to talk favorite books of 2019 - and a special bonus round with the best books of the decade!

Who's your favorite women reporters in fiction? Rachel Scott McDaniel joins StoryNerds to discuss her upcoming romance Above the Fold, plus His Girl Friday, Lois Lane, The Newsroom and Regina Jennings' For the Record. Plus a little Ninja Turtles. :) 

What's your favorite family drama scenes in movies or books?

Romance author Janine Rosche joins StoryNerds to discuss all the comedy, dysfunction and love in family drama. Plus we get to gush about Paul Rudd in Admission and we find the inspiration for a 2020 #Hallmark Christmas movie!!! (Hint: It's Janine's upcoming novella, A Mistletoe Menagerie!)

With 40 movies in Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas offering, which should you watch first? Rom com author Melissa Ferguson is here to review the Countdown to Christmas trailers with Hannah and Jess, plus tell some hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her upcoming romance, The Dating Charade. 

Aussie author Sarah Williams joins the StoryNerds as a special guest to talk about her Brigadier Station series. The StoryNerds also nerd out over their favorite "rural romances." (Think "way out west.")

Jess and Hannah discuss young adult stories with Hannah Currie, author of the upcoming novel Heart of a Royal. We cover Kasie West, Jenny B Jones' Katie Parker series and The Princess Diaries!

Which are your favorite 'friends to lovers' stories? Christian romance author Tari Faris discusses her real-life love story, her debut novel 'You Belong With Me', plus we nerd out over Chandler and Monica, Dee Henderson books, and of course Jess finds an excuse to mention The X Files.

Southern women's fiction author Lindsey P Brackett joins Jess and Hannah to do a deep dive on Sweet Home Alabama - which filmed at her college!

Writer and photographer - and fellow FRIENDS fanatic (and "New Yorker") Jessica Mae Cortes joins the StoryNerds to nerd out over the best comedy to ever grace television and the moments and lines it delivered.

Jess nerds out over the first lines of books with Christian contemporary romance author Rebekah Millet! Shout outs to authors Pepper Basham, Janet Evanovich, Jenny B Jones, Becky Wade, Kerry Winfry, Karen M McManus, and more.

Follow Rebekah on Facebook @rebekahmilletauthor, Instagram @RebekahMillet or online at

Jessica Kate joins NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck and award winning romance authors Melissa Tagg and Rachel McMillan to celebrate the launch of Jessica's debut romantic comedy, Love and Other Mistakes!


Jessica Kate’s hilarious, romantic debut novel proves that love comes in God’s own time.

Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.

Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.

An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all. 

“A stunning debut . . . This tale of love and redemption will stay with you long after you've closed the book. A must-read.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress 

“Witty. Charming. Heartfelt. I could go on and on about Jessica Kate’s debut novel. From its highly relatable characters to its pitch-perfect dialogue, Love and Other Mistakes is a delightful, romantic read filled with just the right amount of sass. I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud as I watched Natalie and Jem navigate their relationships, careers, and faith. Definitely one of the most enjoyable books I've read lately, and I can't wait to see what’s next from Jessica Kate!” —Melissa Tagg, Carol Award–winning author of Now and Then and Always and the Walker Family series

 “Love and Other Mistakes wraps a poignant and warm look at relationships within a smart, sly, and knowing comedic voice. Readers of Sally Thorne and Bethany Turner will be immediately at home with Natalie: an all-too-real heroine who balances whip-smart agency with an endearing vulnerability and whose intersection with long-lost Jeremy helps her forge a path to confidence and discover the woman she was always meant to be. Kate’s unputdownable debut recognizes that all human relationships—familial, friendship, romantic—are worth the keen eye and clever insight of her talented pen.” —Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries 

“If you’re looking for a story with sass on top of style, or a fresh voice pumped full of fun, you need to read Love and Other Mistakes. Then after you’ve enjoyed this—and I’m confident you will—make a date with whatever this exciting new author writes next!” —David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler

We talk a lot about the books we've read, the TV shows we've binged, and the movies we've watched. But there are so many that are coming out this year, we thought it'd be fun to talk about what we're most looking forward to! Carrie Booth Schmidt - the hero behind the Reading is my Superpower blog, co-owner of Just Read publicity tours, and the co-founder of the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat AND Hope by the Book magazine - joins us on this special episode! 

We're known for nerding out over stories, but in this episode we nerd out HARD over our favorite Nora Ephron movies with romantic comedy author Bethany Turner (Wooing Cadie McCaffrey). Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Julie and Julia, Tom Hanks' charm - we cover it all. 

StoryNerds nerd out with author Melissa Tagg about their favorite characters they'd want to hang out with. Melissa also gives us the scoop on her new book "Now and Then and Always," and some tidbits of new books to come!

What romantic suspense books have kept you reading till the early hours of the morning? 

We've got the inside scoop on bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble's new book, her surprising favourite suspense novel and we surprise her with a romantic suspense series she's never heard of but can't wait to read!

Mesu Andrews joins the StoryNerds to discuss those books we read again and again! Mesu also shares about her recent release "Of Fire and Lions," and how she got started in writing historical Biblical fiction.

The StoryNerds sat down with Rissi from the Finding Wonderland blog about trends we'd like to see in fiction?  (hint: much of that includes comedy!)

What are the trends you'd like to see? Go to our facebook page to tell us! 

Romance author Pepper Basham joins Jess and Hannah to do a deep dive on the romantic comedy, The Holiday and they discuss Pepper's cross-cultural British/Appalachian novels. 

The StoryNerds talk Hallmark movie and Young Adult book favorites with Robin Jones Gunn, the bestselling author of the Christy Miller series and the record-breaking Father Christmas Hallmark movie series! Robin also talks about the first book in her new Haven Maker series, "Becoming Us" along with a special Q&A time at the end. This podcast was originally broadcast live on the StoryNerd's facebook page on March 29, 2019. To find the live broadcast version, go to

Australian author David Rawlings joins Jess and Hannah to discuss the books, movies and TV that have had the most impact on them. 

What stories have stayed with you long after you closed the book or turned off the movie? Join the discussion on the StoryNerds Facebook page!

What types of comedy tickle your funny bone in books and movies? Australian book blogger Rel Mollet joins romance authors Jessica Kate and Hannah Davis to gush over her favorites.

Storynerds opens its first episode of 2019 with special guest author Rachel Hauck! Jess, Hannah and Rachel discuss their favorite books turned into movies, and Rachel shares how her book Once Upon a Prince got made into a Hallmark movie. 

December 5, 2018

Weird 90s Kids Shows

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Get your nostalgia on as Jess and Hannah revisit the weirdest shows they watched as children!

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November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving in TV and movies

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! To our American friends, tune in while you listen on your drive to visit friends and family. To our friends outside the U.S., listen to Jess's Aussie perspective on the U.S. Thanksgiving.

November 9, 2018

Fiction and Politics

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Did you know that Australians have a sausage sizzle whenever they vote?

Who Hannah's favorite West Wing character is?

Or how much television has educated Jess on American politics (which are very different to Australia)?!

Learn these interesting tidbits and more in this week's episode!

October 24, 2018

Favorite Tropes in Fiction

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Hannah Davis and Jessica Kate discuss their favorite tropes in fiction, including the Fake Relationship, The Ex, Marriage of Convenience, Victorian Era Girl Genius With Shockingly Modern Attitudes and more!

Plus a tangent on the Australian version of The Bachelor. ;)

October 11, 2018

Books vs. Movies

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Storynerds takes on perhaps their most controversial topic yet! ;-) We talk about our favorite books turned into movies, and some of the pros and cons of both.

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