Mary Claire Mahaney


Mary Claire has written fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews of the arts. Her fiction explores the intricacies of interpersonal relationships and tells complex stories that are both imaginative and recognizable to her readers. Mary Claire’s first novel, Osaka Heat, follows an American schoolteacher, Ginger O'Neill, who finds herself in hot circumstances during a month-long visit to Japan. Caught between cultures, Ginger is also caught between her future and her past.

Mary Claire’s writing often references the arts. Music and painting play major roles in her life. Her own artwork reflects various media and techniques. Working primarily abstractly, Mary Claire uses shape and line to investigate the patterning that originates in nature, and she refers to graphic influences from around the world to add depth to her work. Recently Mary Claire’s photography has offered her a means to present a view beyond the literal.

Mary Claire’s favorite color is orange and her favorite food is sushi.

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