I wanted to know if it would be permissible to use this image as part of a book cover. I would purchase the photo, naturally, and I would give full artistic credit on the copyright page and link from my website to yours, but I wanted to make sure that in purchasing the photo it would be permitted to include it on the cover and interior of a novelette that I'm publishing. I'd be happy to show you my prototype cover so you can see it in context.
My name is Quincy Allen, and I'm a cross-genre author. I have a novelette about a reclusive father who is reunited with a son he doesn't know, and in that reunion, a family secret with a connection to ghosts, American Indian legend, and the spirit world is revealed.
Is using the image in this manner possible?