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Interview with Karen Tovmasyan

Karen Tovmasyan is the author of Mastering AWS CloudFormation, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey…

Karen: I got a message from Meeta Rajani, she offered me to write a book on CloudFormation. I was already going to write a blog series, but an idea of the whole book was way more interesting for me.

Q: How long did it take you to write the book?

Karen: It took as more than 6 months, from sending the first draft till the actual release.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

Karen: I was already an expert of CloudFormation, so it didn’t require too much time. The challenge was writing on extended topics like CDK and SAM as I didn’t have a lot of experience with them.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

Karen: The most challenging part for me was adopting my knowledge to the writing, which will be easy for my readers to understand.. Luckily I had a very experienced team of editors working with me.

Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

Karen: I can only suggest to keep practicing and continuously reviewing your code, refactoring it with best practices in mind. And practice, practice, practice…

Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?

Karen: I am subscribed to the vendors’ newsletters and follow several aggregator channels in Telegram. I try out every new tool, tech or framework I find interesting to me.

Q. How would you describe you author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?

Karen: Packt’s crew is one of the most committed people I have ever worked with. It was a pleasure to collaborate with them and I encourage everyone who has a knowledge to share – just go and do it!

You can find Karen’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

Mastering AWS CloudFormation – Available on Amazon.com