This Dover Columnist Sure Knows Her ‘Joyful Musings’

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Susan Dromey Heeter introduces her new column JOYFUL MUSINGS on Aug. 6 at

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white and who writes about thrift shopping and all things frugal  in a column called “Budget Vogue” for the New Hampshire Union Leader. Starting Aug. 6, her new column “Joyful Musings” will launch at

Dromey Heeter is also a secondary Spanish Teacher at Dover High School and the mother of two teenage daughters.  Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

Dromey Heeter is married to Dan Heeter, a retired Air Force major who pilots single engine planes and with whom she often flies. Her role in the plane is to look out the window to ensure other planes are not in sight and when flying over large bodies of water, Dromey Heeter is asked to spot boats close enough to swim to should their aircraft crash.

Dromey Heeter takes her role very seriously until she gets distracted by an article in Vogue or People and then forgets her job. Mercifully, there have been no crashes yet.

Dromey Heeter grew up in Western Massachusetts to parents of Irish decent.  She does have her Irish Passport and hopes that one day the Irish government will allow her to represent the country of Ireland in the Olympics.  She is not quite certain which event, yet, but hopes body surfing will be one day be an event.

Dromey Heeter has the gift of the gab, not only with her mouth but with her pen, and looks forward to sharing her joy and perspective with the readers of In

Click here for Susan’s introduction video


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