Telling Someone Else's Story
2. If the author is deceased, the next best step is to contact the publisher of the book. In most cases, the publishers will grant you permission to tell the story (unless you are wanting to tell it for commercial gain). If this is the case, you'll need to work out an agreement.
3. When telling someone else's story, give credit to it by announcing the title and author.
A light breeze blew through the trees. The old man looked up. "Wind coming," he said. "I've got some sailing to do." He picked up a cane, and I watched as he limped slowly toward the harbor.