I am an established professional writer with academic background in English Literature, Professional Writing, Technical Communication, and Web Technologies & Applications.  I have published non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.  I am also a former Editor/Blogger of’s Blog, featuring stories of upcoming events, Los Angeles destinations, and Los Angeles experiences.

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General Non-Fiction

  • Cunningham, L., Kirkscey, R., Reynolds-Dyk, A., Small, N., Tran, C., & Tucker, V. (2015). Rhetorical grounding and an agile attitude: complex systems, multi-genre testing, and service learning in UX. Journal of Usability Studies10(4), 182-194.
  • Curtin, G. & Tran, C.C. (2012). Security government transparency: Cybersecurity policy issues in a gov 2.0 environment and beyond. Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL., 223-254. | Link |
  • Tran, C.C. (2011). User-centered design for personalization (van Velsen, L.; 2011) [Book Review]. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 55 (1), 102-103. | Link
  • Tran, C.C. (2006). Location, location, location: Public wifi and web portals. Main Street News: The Monthly Journal of the National Trust Main Street Center, 2006(6), 6. | Link

Editor & Blogger – Blog | Link

Posts features experiences of Los Angeles lifestyle, public transit, arts, culture, and destinations.  Below is a select list of recent articles.  Full list of articles available here.


  • Remembering Huell Howser | Link


  • Moby Dick Takes Over Los Angeles | Link
  • Have a FREE Summer, LA | Link
  • Happy World Puppetry Day | Link


  • Geeks Who Drink: Doctor Who Pub Quiz at The Complex | Link
  • Literary LA: Festival of Books and a Book Drop Bash  | Link
  • Roy Choi at ALOUD LA  | Link
  • SDCC 2013 Recap  | Link
  • Wandering Wondercon  | Link


  • Destination Spotlight: Homestead Museum | Link
  • Destination Spotlight: Descanso Gardens  | Link

Film Reviews

  • The Caterpillar’s Kimono – The Past Revisited | Link

Theatre Reviews

  • “A Song of Twilight” is a Must-See | Link
  • Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze | Link
  • STOMP at the Saban Theatre | Link
  • MESS by Kirsten Vangsness at the Theatre of NOTE | Link
  • Lots of Laughs at “The Bells of West 87th” | Link
  • “Before A Fall” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival | Link

Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction

  • Tran, C. C. (2009). Angel Juarez. Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest. Unpublished.
  • Tran, C.C. (2008). Miss Independent. Mused: The BellaOnline Literary Review Magazine, Spring 2008
  • Tran, C.C. (2007). Coffee Cups. Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, 7(1).


  • Tran, C.C. (2012). Walking with Elephants. Mused: The BellaOnline Literary Review Magazine, Fall 2012. | Link
  • Tran, C.C. (2011). Digital Divide: Poems. Self-Published | Link 
  • Tran, C.C. (2010). To Bobby Who Lives On. | Link
  • Tran, C.C. (2010). Shaking My Fist at Robert Frost. Din Magazine, 1(1). | Link
  • Tran, C.C. (2009). Hope & 7th. Mused: The BellaOnline Literary Review Magazine, Winter 2009. | Link