Lisa Genova, neurologist and author of "Still Alice," is still amazed at what her self-published book has become.
"To see all the moving parts and the millions of pieces that have to come together for us to be standing here right now -- it's a miracle that this happened," Genova told Access Hollywood at the New York Premiere of the film based on her work on Tuesday night.
Equally amazing for Genova was hearing her name included in Julianne Moore's acceptance speech at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
"I totally left my body," she told Access. "She's so generous and just that she had the thought to do that and the composure and presence of mind to include all the many people that were involved in bringing this film to life."
Back in 2011, Genova was dreaming of the perfect actress to embody Alice Howland, a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.
"I have it in a notebook and it says 'Julianne Moore for Still Alice' and I recently took a picture of it and sent it to her and said, 'I manifested you,'" she smiled.
Genova was also able to spend some time on set, moving through the environment she created.
"I met the whole cast gathered around the Howland family dining room table I said, 'I made all of you up and here you are,'" she recalled. "I can't believe that these characters I invented are now embodied on this big screen."
With the success of "Still Alice," Genova said she is open to bringing some of her other works to the big screen, including her forthcoming novel "Inside the O'Briens."
-- Courtney Cox