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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The woman who was being stoned for her sins that Jesus saved

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I think Id like to meet Harriot Tubman and Id love to tell her how her life saved so many others.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Laughter, Love, Family and Faith are things that bring me extreme happiness.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Musical