Crystal McVea

Crystal McVea is the author of Waking Up in Heaven. With a deep rooted passion for the needy and lost, Crystal speaks around the country bringing a message of hope and redemption. She is a schoolteacher and lives in Oklahoma with her husband Virgil, a US Army veteran, and their four children. To learn more, go to

Books by this Author

Despertar en el cielo (Waking Up in Heaven Spanish Edition)
Chasing Heaven
Waking Up in Heaven


Waking Up in Heaven

The remarkable story of an everyday woman, plagued with guilt and skepticism, who was dramatically changed by the nine minutes she spent in heaven.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. That I struggle at times to see myself the way God sees me

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone, King of Glory, Rooftops, Rain Down

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I really enjoy being ME

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Anywhere as long as I have my family