Tassie Kalas

Writer, Mother & human behavior expert

Kalas loves outdoor patios, frozen margaritas, and making people laugh. In her spare time, she drives off into the sunset with her mini Goldendoodle, Romeo, to visit her three grown children (wherever they are) and her parents (who continue to make everyone eat). Through the bittersweet journey of life, she still believes in happily ever laughter—and hopes you do, too.

“Growinging up Greek takes a strong constitution. Tassie Kalas knows first-hand. In her debut side-splitting book Yaya’s Big Black Purse, we get a hilarious glimpse of how a nice Greek Girl deals with the foibles of life, Including trying to fit in, pleasing over-protective parents, placating a huge extended family, while at the same time, experiencing motherhood, divorce, and empty nest and a new love.

Kalas’ struggle to break out of the norm yet embrace the culture that made her who she is touches both heart and funny bone. If you’re looking for an uplifting, coming-of-middle-age romp that entertains and draws you in, Kalas’ book ticks all the boxes.”

Allia Zobel Nolan, Bestselling Author of
Cat Confessions, Laugh Out Loud,
What I Like About You
& more.