Author Success Stories

Nicholas Sparks - on writing, publishing, his experience
Overnight Success - List of Authors with Links to Their Stories
Shannon Hale - Princess Academy
Stephenie Meyer - bio
Gary Vaynerchuk - website 
Tim Ferriss - blog 
From Self-Published Success to Agented Author

On Web, a Most Novel Approach
Sidney Sheldon - bio
R.L. Stine - bio

JK Rawling: The fringe benefits of failure
Annie Rice - A Writer's Success
Kate Long's Line of Success 
Amanda Hocking - eBook eVolution