The Secret World of Maya Alexander tells the story of its protagonist, a respected and endearing Clinical Psychologist, and her journey of escape from a world she feels increasingly separated from. After a devastating event, Maya is drawn into an apparently imaginary world, where the beauties of the natural world stand in stark contrast to the disconnect she feels in 'real' life. Why is she drawn to stay in this faraway land? And what would it take for her to return? The reader will be compelled to question constructs of mental health and whether Maya is mentally ill, or simply sick from a world and the people who she has tried so very hard to please.