Success Stories


Christy Johnson

Shannon Ethridge’s B.L.A.S.T. program is a godsend! Packed with valuable insider secrets, B.L.A.S.T. helped me maximize my strengths and skyrocketed my confidence in my speaking and writing abilities. By the time you are done with B.L.A.S.T., you’ll have all the tools you need to be successful! Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Messages from Heaven. Website


Airreia Pierce

B.L.A.S.T. is a fun writing boot camp complete with engaging instructional videos, an exciting booklist, and invigorating messages! ANYONE who desires to speak, write a book, or minister to the hearts of other people, should be willing to invest in this course.  It is the best personal investment I have made! As a result, I have gained confidence in my speaking abilities and revised my first self-published book, God’s Gift to the World: Preservation of Virginity for Singles.  Also, I have been able to network with local authors and aspiring authors. I am in the process of creating my website and hopefully it should be ready by November. Stay tuned for more information! Email | Facebook | Twitter


Steve & Holly Holladay

We attended B.L.A.S.T. so Steve could learn how to develop Ultimate Escape as an organization.  Holly saw it as a monthly “date” with Steve. We received MUCH more than we envisioned! Presentation enhancement, writing skills, book development, marketing strategies, industry insight, and LOTS of encouragement; Shannon equipped us thoroughly to better carry out God’s calling on our lives. The dividends of our B.L.AS.T. investment have been well worth our while. Our territory has expanded globally and Holly is preparing her first book proposal. We frequently utilize  the skills and information we received through B.L.A.S.T., and Shannon continues to be a resource for us.


Rebecca Pratt

The B.L.A.S.T. program has given me incredible tools for the ministry that God has asked me to walk in. Shannon’s teaching and mentoring style is so easy to learn from. She truly wants every student to succeed in what God has called them to do. Through this program I learned what my life’s message is that God has equipped me to share with the world. I learned how to write and market a book people will want to read and how to publish it in a professional way. I learned how to polish up my speaking platform as well. My notebook is full of priceless tools for the future. This is an incredible program for anyone who has a message and who wants to learn how to share it with the world. Thank you Shannon for providing this valuable program!


Janie Burkett

I am so grateful to Shannon Ethridge for allowing me to be a part of the B.L.A.S.T. program that gave me the tools to create a foundation for my ministry. I knew that I was called to speak and tell my story but I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. I met Shannon and she gave me the opportunity to turn my dreams into reality. Through the B.L.A.S.T. program I have learned and developed the skills I needed to build a writing and speaking platform. This program was worth every dime and all the hard work I put into it. I am continuing to build my speaking platform and my first book is scheduled to be released this year (2012). I am thankful to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for putting me into a place to help build His kingdom and see people set free.


Brenda JohnsonBrenda Johnson

First of all I’d like to say that without B.L.A.S.T. I would still be in the same spot I have for years. A story to tell but no way to tell it. Not only did I not have a way, I didn’t know how, or even where to start. I have no doubt God led me straight to Shannon Ethridge. What a blessing to be personally mentored through such a well-known and respected author in the industry. B.L.A.S.T. has opened so many doors for me that otherwise would have remained closed.

I have 14 interested literary agents that are reading my manuscript as I write this. I have one that has already offered a contract but am waiting to make sure of my options. My finished proposal was a result of the B.L.A.S.T. class and also the incredible opportunity Shannon gives her students to schedule personal one-on-one sessions.  What an opportunity that most aspiring writers only dream of.

Recently, because of my connection to B.L.A.S.T., I was able to sit in on a “behind the scenes” day at Thomas Nelson with Shannon. Knowing that I had graduated from B.L.A.S.T. gave me validity to the Thomas Nelson team. I learned so much valuable information that day I was barely able to take it all in.

Thank you B.L.A.S.T. for making my vision for a book turn to reality! and for allowing me opportunities I never thought possible.


Sheralyn Bucknell

Despite outward appearances, many of us face real struggles with our physical appearance, weight and self worth. In this frank and refreshing new book, Sheralyn Bucknell unveils the spiritual basis of such struggles. The Body Battle will empower you to make food and exercise your friend, not your enemy; find your real conflict and fight strategically to win the war; discover that your body battle is spiritual in origin and cannot be solved with physical solutions alone; eradicate ‘good food/bad food’ mentalities and ‘good girl/bad girl’ behaviours; celebrate your unique beauty and body, and love yourself inside and out.

This book releases the 2nd week of March and can be purchased from or Email | Facebook | Website


Lynn Ramey

Because of Him: The Story of Lynn Ramey and Her Journey with the Almighty God released through Winepress Publishing last Thanksgiving. Copies can be purchased from Barnes and Noble (online), Amazon, The Scroll, Lifeway, and Dance-N-Drill in Tyler, TX, the dance studio that Lynn and her husband founded. All proceeds go to missions. Email | Facebook