To follow the breadcrumbs.
Kathleen Hale is engaged to Simon Rich, who is the son of the well-known NYT columnist Frank Rich. His mother is, not terribly surprisingly, an executive editor for Harper Collins. HarperTeen, the publisher of Kathleen Hale's YA novel, is a branch of Harper Collins.
His brother is Nathanial Rich, a novelist.
As if it wasn't nauseating enough. I guess we all know now why she thinks she can get away with completely destroying a blogger. Because she just did.
Punching down? Really, they should all be ashamed of themselves.