About Us

Gravitas Publications Inc. 

Gravitas Publications Inc. is an independent publishing company and the parent company to Real Science-4-Kids. It all began in the shower. As I was finishing my post-doctoral work in Berkeley, I was frustrated with the science textbooks available for young students, and because I usually get my craziest ideas in the shower, I thought “why not write my own books?” Initially, I wanted to only write one book, a chemistry book for kids, but my friends and their friends wanted more. So I kept writing.  Today we have two different product lines (Focus On and Building Blocks) and a small, dedicated and flexible team that makes all of this possible.

Today, Real Science-4-Kids is in all 50 states of the US as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Korea and other countries. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I manage Gravitas Publications Inc., work on new book ideas, ride my bike and visit my grown children as much as possible.

The Real Science-4-Kids Vision 

Our vision at Real Science-4-Kids is to help every child learn, understand, and use scientific facts and ideas to solve real-world problems. If you go to our giveback page, you will see more about my story and why solving real-world problems is so important. Our hope is that the program we’ve created helps kids reach their dreams and helps them see that it is possible for them to change the world with science.