Stephenie Meyer is the author of the Twilight series which have sold over 100 million copies in 37 languages and been made into a series of very successful films.
Orson Scott Card is a best-selling science fiction author and the only author to win a Hugo and Nebula award in consecutive years. A film adaptation of Ender's Game is shortly to become the next big screen blockbuster.
Ann Perry is a prolific and popular writer who converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1968. She has sold over 26 million copies of her novels, none of which have ever been out of print.
Stephen R. Covey's book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
Shannon Hale won the Newbery Honour for The Princess Academy and a film version of Austenland is currently in production.
Jason Wright has had two books on the New York Times best-seller list, and the film rights for Christmas Jars have been optioned.
Brenda Novak is one of the biggest selling romance novelists in the world, having sold over 3 million books and won numerous awards.
Then there's Brandon Sanderson, Richard Paul Evans, Glenn Beck, Brandon Mull, Gerald Lund, Tracey Hickman, James Dashner and a whole host of other authors who write for the national market and have become well-known household names. Unto such we aspire.