Stephen Morris has enjoyed a parallel career as a writer to his business career. His book The Book of Heat (with Bill Busha and the staff of Vermont Castings) enjoyed widespread popularity as the definitive work on the practices and lifestyle associated with wood burning. It became a best-seller in Japan, where it sold more than 70,000 copies in hard cover.
Morris's second book, The Great Beer Trek
, is credited by some as being the catalyst for the microbrewing movement in America. It was published in several editions and translated into Japanese. The publication of this book resulted in numerous reviews and features, including US Magazine, Playboy, Penthouse, and nationally syndicated newspaper articles. Stephen is presently working on a successor
to this book.